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5.

Management of Lifting Operations and Lifting


Equipment Procedure
HSE-SAF-PRO-0003
‘Helping me do my job better’ VICO Indonesia

5. Management of Lifting Operations and Lifting


Equipment Procedure

Author Badaruddin (VICO Lifting Authority)


B. Rahadian(Safety Manager)
Reviewer
H. Simanjuntak (Safety Manager)
V.D. Stefani (Engineering Authority)
Approver A. Surachmat (VP HSE&OI)
P. Stegers (VP TS)

VMS Primary VMS Secondary


4.6
Element Reference Element Reference
Date of Issue 2-Oct-13 Next Review Date 2-Oct-16
Revision Number B.03 Document Level 4 - Procedure
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5. Management of Lifting Operations and Lifting
Equipment Procedure
HSE-SAF-PRO-0003
‘Helping me do my job better’ VICO Indonesia

Revision History
Amendment Date Revision Amender Amendment
Number Initials & Job
Title
1-May-13 B.02
20-Sep-13 B.03 1. Delete any section not related with
Vico Lifting Operation Activity.
2. Adjust some role and responsibility
3. Re-type some table and chart to be
more clearly to read.

Related Documents
Document Number Document Name
NSL 2008 Edition International Lifting & Rigging Hand Book
EAL Level 3 and 4 Handbook
VOP 1140 Procedure for Task Risk Assessment

Document Roles
Role Name Job Title
Reviewer B. Rahadian / H. Safety Manager
Simanjuntak
Approver V.D. Stefani Engineering Authority
A. Surachmat VP HSE&OI
P. Stegers VP TS
Consulted

Informed E&C Manager, Drilling Manager, WWI Manager,


FSCM Manager, Field Transport Manager, OS Manager,
Maintenance Manager, NAO/SAO/CAO Manager, PCT
Manager
ALL SLT
Preface

Review and Update

This document will be subject to 36 monthly review and update, when document holders will
have the opportunity to express opinions and suggest improvements.
However, the document control system allows for continuous update of this document.
As such, any user may at any time identify an error or suggest an improvement using VMS
Document request form which is provided by VMS Document Controller.
All holders of this document are registered so that they can receive updates and keep
informed of changes or reviews.
Any suggested changes or amendments to this Procedure should be forwarded to the VICO
Lifting Authority along with the reason for suggesting the change(s). All suggestions will be
acknowledged and, if rejected, the reasons given for the rejection.
Accepted changes will be administered through the document change control system
employed by the respective function / division.

Responsibility of copyholders

It is the responsibility of registered copyholder of controlled hard copy versions to maintain


the accuracy of the document by ensuring that all updates are promptly incorporated and
acknowledged.
Contents
1 Summary ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
2 Purpose / Scope ........................................................................................................................................ 8
3 Procedure Requirements ........................................................................................................................ 9
3.1 APPLICABILITY......................................................................................................................................... 9
3.2 DESIGN ................................................................................................................................................... 9
3.2.1 Design for Construction .......................................................................................................... 9
3.2.2 Design and Adequacy of Lifting Attachments ................................................................... 10
3.3 PREPARE............................................................................................................................................... 10
3.3.1 Roles and Responsibilities ................................................................................................... 10
3.3.2 Competence ........................................................................................................................... 22
3.3.3 Assurance / Self verification Competency ......................................................................... 22
3.3.4 Lifting Authority Delegation of Duties ................................................................................. 23
3.3.5 (Execution) Competency ...................................................................................................... 23
3.3.6 Lift Team Selection ............................................................................................................... 23
3.3.7 Equipment Readiness........................................................................................................... 24
3.3.8 Lifting Equipment ................................................................................................................... 25
3.3.9 Portable Lifting Equipment ................................................................................................... 25
3.3.10 Fixed Lifting Equipment ........................................................................................................ 26
3.3.11 Transit Equipment and Slings.............................................................................................. 26
3.3.12 Cargo Carrying Units (CCU) and Iso-Containers ............................................................. 27
3.3.13 Mobile Lifting Equipment ...................................................................................................... 28
3.3.14 Defective Equipment ............................................................................................................. 29
3.3.15 Rigging Loft Management .................................................................................................... 29
3.4 CATEGORIES ......................................................................................................................................... 30
3.4.1 Lift Categories ........................................................................................................................ 30
3.5 ASSESS ................................................................................................................................................. 31
3.5.1 Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment .................................................................... 31
3.5.2 Lifting of Personnel ............................................................................................................... 32
3.5.3 Suitability of Cranes for Personnel Lifting and Personnel Transfers ............................. 33
3.5.4 Suitability of Winches for Man-Riding................................................................................. 34
3.5.5 Personnel Work Baskets ..................................................................................................... 34
3.5.6 Rescue Plans ......................................................................................................................... 34
3.5.7 Lifting Over or in Close Proximity to Live Plant ................................................................. 35
3.5.8 Uncertified Steelwork and Lifting Points ............................................................................ 35
3.5.9 Ground Conditions ................................................................................................................ 35
3.5.10 Hands Safe Lifting ................................................................................................................. 36
3.5.11 Tag Lines ................................................................................................................................ 37
3.5.12 Stacking .................................................................................................................................. 37
3.5.13 Access to the Lift Area .......................................................................................................... 37
3.5.14 Transportation ........................................................................................................................ 38
3.5.15 Forklift Truck Operations ...................................................................................................... 38
3.5.16 Heavy Transportation using Multi Axle Trailers ................................................................ 39
3.5.17 Communications .................................................................................................................... 40
3.5.18 Lashing and securing loads for land transportation ......................................................... 40
3.6 PLAN ..................................................................................................................................................... 40
3.6.1 Lift Planning............................................................................................................................ 40
3.6.2 Lift Plan Considerations ....................................................................................................... 41
3.6.3 Additional Onshore Crane Lift Plan Considerations ......................................................... 42
3.6.4 Additional Marine Lift Plan Considerations ........................................................................ 43
3.7 REVIEW, APPROVAL, AUTHORISATION AND ENDORSEMENT ............................................................... 44
3.8 EXECUTE ............................................................................................................................................... 45
3.9 MONITOR, LEARN AND TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION............................................................................. 47
3.10 ASSURANCE .......................................................................................................................................... 47
3.11 SELF-VERIFICATION SYSTEM ............................................................................................................... 48
3.12 DOCUMENTATION.................................................................................................................................. 48
3.13 LIFTING COMMUNITY OF PRACTICES .................................................................................................... 48
3.14 LEGAL REQUIREMENTS......................................................................................................................... 48
3.14.1 Deviation from Requirements .............................................................................................. 49
3.14.2 Interpretation .......................................................................................................................... 49
Annex 1 – Standard Usage Definitions ...................................................................................................... 50
Annex 2 – Onshore Lifting............................................................................................................................. 54
Annex 3 – Marine Lifting ................................................................................................................................ 55
Annex 4 – Lifting in DRL and WWI Onshore Operations ....................................................................... 57
Annex 5 – VICO and Contractors Competency ........................................................................................ 59
Annex 6 – Risk Assessment. ........................................................................................................................ 61
Annex 7 – Hand Signals ................................................................................................................................. 63
Annex 8 – Suitability of Cranes for Personnel Lifting and Personnel Transfers ............................ 63
Annex 9 – Man-Riding Hand Signals .......................................................................................................... 67
Annex 10 – Acronyms and Symbols ........................................................................................................... 70
Annex 11 – Lifting Plan Example (Template) ............................................................................................ 72
Annex 12 – References .................................................................................................................................. 80
1 Summary
VICO Management System (VMS) Element 4.0 – Procedures, Sub Element 4.5 – Control of
Work stipulates that: VICO entities employ a formal Control of Work process to provide a work
environment that allows tasks to be completed safely and without unplanned loss of
containment.
Our Goals are simply stated: no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the
environment
This Safety Procedure forms part of the overall HSE Management System to guide the
management and work force towards the goals.
It is a requirement of VICO to develop a Lifting Operations procedure as a standard
procedure for internal activities within the VICO PSC‟s.
This procedure will define the Management of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment, It will
also highlights the responsibilities of personnel involved.
The following simplified process flow (Table 1) for the management of lifting operations
illustrates the process stages.
Table 1 - Management of Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Process Flow

Stage Description Reference


Section

Design Design 3.2


Design for Construction 3.2.1
Design and adequacy of lifting attachments 3.2.2

Prepare Prepare 3.3


Roles and responsibilities 3.3.1
Competence 3.3.2
Lift team selection 3.3.6
Equipment readiness 3.3.7

Categories Categorise 3.4


Lift Categories 3.4.1

Assess Assess 3.5


Hazard identification and risk assessment 3.5.1
Lifting of personnel 3.5.2
Lifting over or in close proximity to live plant 3.5.7
Uncertified steelwork and lifting points 3.5.8
Ground conditions 3.5.9
Hands safe lifting 3.5.10
Tag lines 3.5.11
Stacking 3.5.12
Access to the lift area 3.5.13
Communications 3.5.17

Plan Lifting plans 3.6


Authorise Review, approval, authorisation and endorsement 3.7

Execute Execute the lift in accordance with safe Procedures 3.8

Learn Monitor, learn and take corrective action 3.9

The owner of this Procedure is the VICO Lifting Authority.


2 Purpose / Scope
This Procedure pertains to all mechanical lifting or lowering operations, rigging operations;
heavy transportation (see 3.5.16 Heavy Transportation using Multi Axle Trailers), cargo
securing/lashing or push and pull activities performed in onshore, marine or shallow water
environments (see Annex 1 –Standard Usage Definitions).
Marine towing operations are excluded from the scope of this document.
This Procedure should be read in conjunction with;
International Lifting and Rigging Hand Book
EAL Level 3 and 4 Handbook

This Procedure directly supports the following Groups;


Management of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment in FT dept
Assessment, Prioritisation and Management of Risk to support Operations, DRL,
E&C WWI, SCM and OSD
PTW Control of Work
Marine Operations VICO Group Recommended Procedure for Marine Activity under
FT dept.
3 Procedure Requirements
This Procedure for Management of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment has been
developed to provide requirements when delivering any form of lifting operations within VICO
Operations and PSC‟s.
This Procedure should be used to help maintain and improve standards within a safety critical
activity, drive consistency and best Procedure when performing lifting operations at VICO
managed and operated worksites across the life cycle of the assets.
The requirements and recommendations in this Procedure are for each site, marine vessel,
structure and other asset that is within the VICO PSC and supporting contractors. In this
Procedure:
Shall = required, used when a provision is mandatory.
If any recommendation of this Procedure conflicts with applicable legal and regulatory
requirements, it is necessary to meet the applicable legal and regulatory requirements. If
following a recommendation in this Procedure would go beyond any applicable legal or
regulatory requirements, this should be done as long as compliance with those requirements
is achieved.
3.1 Applicability
This Procedure is applicable to all divisions and shall be followed, except in cases where this
Procedure would conflict with legal or regulatory requirements.
Wholly Operated by VICO
The Procedure applies to all departments, (i.e.), E&C, DRL, WWI, production operations sites,
marine vessels, structures and any other asset, which is operated by VICO
Contractors
Where VICO relies on contractors to carry out work within the scope of this Procedure, VICO
shall consider the requirements of this Procedure in deciding on contractual provisions /
bridging process so that work is carried out in keeping with VICO application of VMS to VICO
operating activities.
For new contractors a transition period will be agreed to achieve compliance.
Marine
Where VICO bareboat charters and operates a marine vessel, the requirements of this
Procedure apply, except where to do so would be inconsistent with the terms of the relevant
bareboat charter party. Where such inconsistency exists, it is recommended that VICO seek
to renegotiate the bareboat charter party; or, where applicable, negotiate different terms on
renewal of the bareboat charter party, so as to provide the unhindered application of the
recommendations by VICO.
3.2 Design
3.2.1 Design for Construction
A. During the design of major lifts,(see Annex 1 –Standard Usage Definitions ) the following
shall be subject to a constructability review to design out operational and process safety
risks.
i. the maximum dynamic load weight
ii. shape/size limits
iii. centre of gravity position and tolerances
iv. accuracy of critical dimensions, weights, centre of gravity, rigging lengths
v. contingencies
vi. clearances and bumpers
vii. Integrity of the load design
viii. Load stability
B. The constructability review shall be completed in consultation with VICO Lifting Authority.
C. Any risks that cannot be designed out shall be effectively communicated to the Area
Authority.
3.2.2 Design and Adequacy of Lifting Attachments
A. All lifting points shall be designed dimensionally to correspond with a shackle or other
type of connecting equipment, with an applicable capacity.
B. Lifting point designers shall consider the following:
i. Lifting operation environment onshore or marine (rivers inland) (relevant impact
factors or dynamic amplification factors).
ii. Sling angle and tension.
iii. The available equipment within the region and its limitations.
iv. Lift point orientation alignment with applied force.
v. Whether the lift is statically determinate or indeterminate (see Annex 1 –Standard
Usage Definitions).
vi. Anticipated number of operations during its life cycle.
vii. Specific test / inspection requirements.
viii. Effectively communicate all limitations and design constraints via documents or
signage
3.3 Prepare
3.3.1 Roles and Responsibilities
The purpose of this section is to identify the roles and responsibilities of personnel supporting
/ executing lifting activities.
The root cause, in a number of incidents and accidents is attributed to training and
competence levels. For that reason, minimum training and competence level requirements for
each position are defined within this Procedure along with details of an approved method to
be able to accurately assess competence.

For further details Reference Annex 5 of this procedure


Key roles are:
VICO Lifting Authority.
VICO Area Authority for Operation & Site Authority for Drilling
Training Provider
Site Lifting Coordinator
Site Lifting Competent Person.
Lifting personnel assessor / trainer / Coach
Lifting Accessory inspector
Lifting equipment Inspector
Rigging loft Controller
Slinger (load Handler)
Banksman .
Mobile Crane Operator
Forklift Operator
The Person in Charge (PIC) responsibilities are detailed throughout this Procedure in the
relevant sections.
Specific positions used in VICO are cross referenced and assigned to the above standard
roles and responsibilities in Annex 2 –Onshore Lifting, Annex 3 –Marine Lifting,and Annex 4 –
Lifting in DRL and WWI Onshore Operations in DRL and WWI Onshore Operations.
For example :- During Diving operations the Dive Supervisor shall take the role and
responsibilities of Banksman and the VICO Representative shall take the role and
responsibilities of VICO Site Lifting Co-ordinator.
a. VICO Lifting Authority
C. The VICO Lifting Authority provides technical support but predominantly is responsible for
setting clear standards and achieving continual improvement in the management system,
through understanding, monitoring risk, barriers and mitigations.
A. VICO Lifting Authority shall have a minimum an relevant engineering degree and familiar
with slinging, rigging and banksman training and should have been certificate that he is
familiar with LOLER regulations.
B. VICO Lifting Authority shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
i. Providing technical overview for lifting operations on all sites within the PSC
regardless of department,.
ii. Develop a lifting community of practice and participate in the Indonesian
Community of Practice.
iii. Ensuring that all relevant engineering standards are applied during the
development phase of the work scope
iv. Ensuring that all relevant results of engineering studies / assessments are
documented and communicated
v. Establishing the technical requirements and endorsement of maintenance
regimes for lifting equipment. Giving due consideration to:
1. Examination
2. Inspection
3. Failure Mode Effect Analysis (where practicable)
4. Component Life Cycles
5. Manufacturer‟s instructions/recommendations and risk
vi. Establishing a system to record site conformance score on every site within the
PSC regardless of department, using Technical Reviews process by a competent
person. Providing assurance, intervention, escalation to cause corrective action
vii. Deciding exceptions or variations from lifting standards proposed by the
department leadership or site lifting competent person.
viii. Assessing Competency and approving appointment of Vico Site Lifting
Competent person.
ix. Approving exceptions or variations from this Document, seeking endorsement as
necessary.
x. Accountable for the endorsement of all Category 3 lift plans and Category 2 plans
on request.
xi. Defining and providing assurance of the competence of all site-based personnel,
contractors and sub-contractors.
xii. Establishing a system for and managing a strategic continual improvement
process in each region, based on:
1. Risk
2. Key performance indicators
3. Safety trends
b. VICO Area Authority for Operations, Site Authority for Drilling
VICO Area Authority is the line function that holds the risk for lifting operations,
For Drilling this is the Site Authority (VICO assigned Company man.)
A. VICO Site Authority shall have successfully completed VICO Lifting awareness training.
B. Site Authority shall have a system that verifies only personnel who have achieved the
defined level of competency required for the category of lift are permitted to execute
lifting operations.
C. VICO Site Authority shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
i. Lifting equipment is operated and maintained in a safe and fit-for-purpose
condition appropriate to the risk of the operation
ii. Establishing a system for safe execution of lifting operations in conformance with
this procedure.
iii. Establishing a system for a strategic self-verification/monitoring system to be
effectively used for lifting operations executed at the site providing contractor/task
oversight.
iv. Confirming that the documents and operational procedures applicable to Lifting
operations conform with the SSP for Lifting
v. Establishing a system for the identification, recording, assessment, mitigation and
management of risks to plant equipment and personnel involved in lifting
operations
vi. Formally appointing the VICO Site Lifting competent person in consultation with
Lifting Authority, confirming that Site Lifting Competent person competency
standards are reached and documented and Subject to competency checks by
lifting TA.
vii. Confirm site is assessed and given a Lifting conformance score in line with
Section 3.10 of this Procedure
viii. Verify personnel involved in lifting operations are trained and competent to the
demands of this Procedure.
ix. Confirm that sufficient competent resources are available to manage lifting
operations in conformance with the demands of this Procedure.
x. Recording and communicating Key Performance Indicators for lifting operations
xi. Confirm lifting personnel have access to and correctly demonstrate knowledge of
this Procedure.
xii. Establishing a system to manage process safety risk through operational
contingency planning (Process safety).
xiii. Establish a system to ensure design and construction risks (See Section 3.2.1)
are communicated between designers and site based personnel
xiv. Implementing a system to ensure:
1. Cargo Carrying Units (CCU) sent to the facility are certified
2. CCUs returned from the facility are in a safe condition
3. Marine Cargo is correctly stowed and secured (Reference UK00A Guidelines
for safe packing and handling of cargo on marine vessels)
4. Land transport Cargo is correctly stowed and secured (Reference European
best Procedure in cargo securing for road transport) Reference Annex 14 of
this Procedure
5. Third party lifting equipment is certified and audited.
6. Transit equipment is managed within the demands of this Procedure.
c. Site Lifting Coordinator
At a VICO Operated site the Site Lifting Coordinator person is a line function that manages all
lifting operations and related works at site level, provides self-verification and contractor
oversight to identify and mitigate risk.
A. The Site Lifting Coordinator person shall:
i. Have a minimum level competency for slinging and banksmen.
ii. Being asses by trainer coach within FT.
B. The Site Lifting Coordinator shall have a good understanding of operational hazards. This
may or may not be a full time position based on facility size and complexity.
C. The Site Lifting Coordinator shall be independent of the lifting contractor p
D. The Site Lifting Coordinator person shall be responsible for, but not limited to the
following:
i. Verifying the contractor meets its contractual obligations
ii. Establish a system to sample sufficient Category routine Lifting operations to
verify conformance with this Procedure.
iii. Authorisation of Category heavy lifting plans and requesting higher reviews and
approvals as required
iv. Verifying the risk assessment process is implemented
v. Verifying that all lifting operations are planned and executed in full conformance
with this Procedure and local legislation.
vi. Providing self-verification and contractor oversight
vii. Management of lifting equipment certification, periodic thorough examination and
tests, including third party lifting equipment
viii. Verify that cargo onshore is stowed and secured correctly.
d. Training Provider
The Appointed training provider is responsible to provide a training program which conforms
to an internationally recognized standards for all defined lifting operation roles.
A. Trainer / Training Provider shall be independent of the lifting contractor or work group
B. Trainer / Training Provider shall develop a formally documented system to provide a
reliable training and assessment program which meets the requirement of this Procedure.
C. Trainer / Training Provider shall ensure that administrative requirements are fulfilled.
These are required to include the following:
i. Delegate registration
ii. Verification of delegate pre-requisites (where required)
iii. Certificate issue, each training successfully completed shall be registered in VICO
safety passport.
iv. Ensure verification of delegate identity by means of government issued
photographic identification or equivalent.
D. Trainer / Training Provider shall provide documentary evidence to confirm that training
and assessment is carried out as specified within the requirements of the Procedure. This
should include but not be limited to:
i. Assessment checklists clearly referenced against the requirements of this
Procedure.
ii. Detailed lesson/exercise plans, clearly referenced against this procedure
(including but not limited to: key learning points, assessment opportunities,
instructor/delegate ratios, resources to be used, time allocation, location of
training, staff roles etc).
iii. A Timetable/Programme.
E. Trainer / Training Provider shall ensure all training and or assessment is conducted safely
and delegate well-being is maintained at all times
e. Site Lifting Competent Person
Normally a contract position, on large sites, several people may be recognized as competent
to act on behalf of the Lifting Competent Person to approve lifting plans.
A. Site Lifting Competent Person shall have documented training and competence to plan
and perform lifting operations to the level defined within this Procedure. (Reference
Annex 5).
B. Site Lifting Competent Person ((e.g.), deck foreman, site lifting or rigging supervisor) shall
have knowledge and experience to visually inspect lifting equipment to confirm its
continued fitness for use.
C. The Site Lifting Competent person shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
i. Preparation of lifting plan and risk assessments.
ii. Advising others on preparation of lifting plans
iii. Checking the categorisation and technical content of lifting plan is correct
iv. Approving lifting plan prior to submission for authorisation by the site lifting
coordinator.
v. Execute lifting operations safely and in conformance with this procedure, VMS
and local legislation.
vi. Participating and delivering of pre-lift safety meeting
vii. Verifying that all personal involved in a lifting operation have the requisite training,
experience and competence level relative to the category of lift (Reference Annex
5 of this Procedure).
viii. Verifying tag line assessment is performed before use.
f. Lifting Personnel assessor / trainer / coach
This role pertains to persons who conduct assessment for Lifting Personnel as per
requirement of VICO.
A. Lifting Personnel Assessor / trainer / coach shall:
i. Have a minimum level competency equivalent to EAL level 2.
ii. Be developing towards EAL Level 3
B. Lifting Personnel Assessor / trainer / coach shall be independent of the lifting contractor
or work group.
C. Lifting Personnel Assessor / trainer / coach shall have a formally documented system to
assure that reliable assessment to the requirements of this Procedure is maintained
through out the whole process.
D. Lifting Personnel Assessor / trainer / coach shall provide documentary evidence to
confirm that assessment is carried out as specified within the VICO defined Procedure.
This documentation should include:
i. Assessment checklists clearly referenced against the relevant VICO defined
Procedure and requirement
ii. A Timetable/Programme.
E. Lifting Personnel Assessor / trainer / coach shall assure that all assessments are
conducted safely and delegate well-being is maintained at all times.
g. Lifting Accessory inspector (Contractor under OID)
Lifting accessory inspector role pertains to the third party inspection of lifting accessories,
such as slings, shackles, chain hoists etc.
A. Periodic thorough examination and testing of lifting accessories shall only be carried out
by authorized and competent personnel who conform to the standard detailed in Annex 5
of this Procedure
B. Lifting Accessory Inspector shall adhere to:
i. All requirements of local legislation and applicable/recognised industry standards.
ii. Manufacturers recommendations and instructions, including in-service
maintenance of chain blocks.
C. Technical requirements for examination
D. Lifting Accessory Inspector shall:
i. Carry out a thorough examination of lifting accessories
ii. Be responsible for colour-coding and certification of examined equipment
iii. Carry out periodic thorough examinations as per an approved written scheme of
examination and tests in accordance with approved criteria
iv. remove from service any lifting appliance/accessories which are:
1. Sub-standard
2. Modified
3. Home-made
4. Defective / not fit for purpose
Note: An exclusion zone shall be used for any overload test of lifting accessories and be
categorised as a category complex Lifting operation. All personnel not essential to any test
shall be kept clear of the area.
h. Lifting equipment Inspector (Contractor under OID)
Lifting Equipment inspector role pertains to the third party inspection of lifting equipment
(Cranes, fork lift trucks, overhead cranes, davit arms etc). On smaller sites the Lifting
Equipment inspector may also take the role of Lifting Accessory Inspector.
A. Periodic thorough examination and testing of lifting equipment shall only be carried out by
authorized and competent personnel who conform to the standard detailed within Annex 5
of this Procedure.
B. Lifting Equipment Inspector shall adhere to:
i. All requirements of local legislation and applicable/recognised industry standards.
ii. Manufacturers recommendations / Instructions
iii. Technical requirements for examination as defined by VICO Lifting Authority
C. Lifting Equipment Inspector shall:
i. Carry out a thorough examination of lifting equipment
ii. Be responsible for colour-coding and certification of examined equipment
iii. Carry out periodic thorough examinations as per an approved written scheme of
examination and tests in accordance with approved criteria
iv. Immediately notify the VICO Lifting Authority and remove from service any lifting
equipment which are:
1. Sub-standard
2. Modified
3. Home-made
4. Defective / not fit for purpose
Note: An exclusion zone shall be used for any overload test of lifting equipment and be
categorised as a category complex Lifting operation. All personnel not essential to any test
shall be kept clear of the area.
i. Rigging Loft Controller
This role pertains to the person who control the rigging loft.
A. Rigging Loft Controller shall be properly trained and assessed as competent to a standard
detailed in Annex 5 of this Procedure.
B. Rigging Loft Controller shall:
i. Participate in development of rigging loft procedure that allows full traceability,
where each item of equipment can be traced back to its current, report of
thorough examination
ii. Review the status of issued equipment on a weekly basis
iii. Verify and manage quarantine areas to prevent unauthorised access
iv. Verify rigging loft is supplied with lifting equipment register and issue and receipt
register / T card system
v. Verify that rigging loft is secure, weather tight, well lit and suitably heated or
ventilated if required
vi. Verify that rigging loft is of sufficient size for uncluttered storage of equipment
vii. Verify all lifting appliances and accessories used are fit for use and color coded.
viii. Maintain and display a list of personnel Authorised to use Lifting equipment and
accessories and restrict issue of accessories and equipment to authorised
personnel only.
j. Slinger (Load Handler)
This role pertains to personnel who connects / disconnects loads to powered lifting
equipment.
A. Slinger (Load Handler) shall be properly trained and assessed as competent to the
standard detailed within Annex 5 of this Procedure.
B. Slinger (Load Handler) shall:
i. Participate in the planning and risk assessment of lifting operations
ii. Participate in pre-lift safety meeting
iii. Control access to the area of operation to essential personnel only
iv. Prepare the load for lifting according to the lifting plan
v. Complete pre-use inspection of lifting accessories before use
vi. Inspect the load for DROPS before commencing the lift
vii. Verify:
1. Loads are slung/unslung correctly
2. Load‟s accessories are securely attached
3. Lifting equipment / accessories have freedom of movement
viii. Stand clear while:
1. A load is lifted or lowered
2. While slack is taken up with or without a load on the hook
3. Confirm to the Banksman that everyone is clear
ix. Comply with hands-safe and tagline rules
x. Assume a safe position during lifting operations and be aware of the position of
others
xi. Continuously monitor the lifting operation
xii. Remain in communication with the Banksman at all times
xiii. Pack and secure offshore cargo in conformance with UK00A Guidelines for safe
packing and handling of cargo at marine vessels.
xiv. Pack and secure land transportation cargo using best practices, Guidance is
available within the European best Procedure in cargo securing for road
transportation.
xv. De-rig and correctly return lifting equipment to the rigging loft or quarantine area
k. Rigger
This role pertains to the use of portable lifting equipment to perform lifting operations in
restricted spaces, without the use of powered lifting equipment.
A. Rigger shall be properly trained and assessed as competent to a standard detailed within
Annex 5 of this Procedure.
B. Rigger shall be competent with a variety of lifting equipment to:
i. sling loads
ii. lift loads
iii. move loads
iv. manipulate loads
C. Rigger shall:
i. Work safely in accordance with the requirements of this Procedure and local
legislation
ii. Participate in the planning and risk assessment of lifting operations
iii. Participate in and deliver pre-lift safety meeting
iv. Verify all lifting appliances and accessories are used in accordance with the lift
plan
v. Verify the weight of load is within the capacity of the lifting appliances and
accessories
vi. Restrict access to the area of operation to authorised personnel only
vii. Verify lifting equipment and loads are properly inspected before use
viii. Verify:
1. Loads are slung correctly
2. Lifting accessories are securely attached to the load
3. Lifting accessories have freedom of movement
4. Lifting equipment is used within its WLL / SWL.
ix. Confirm slings are not used at an excessive angle, which is below 60 degrees
from horizontal unless specifically detailed on the lift plan
x. Confirm the route to be travelled is clear and the landing area is suitable
xi. Identify and remove potential snagging points in the vicinity of the load
xii. Confirm the area around the load to be lifted is clear and the load is free to lift
xiii. Assume a safe position during lifting operations and be aware of the position of
others
xiv. Continuously monitor the lifting operation
xv. Remain in communication with all parties at all times
xvi. De-rig, store or quarantine lifting accessories correctly
xvii. Use equipment according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Note that when the rigger is working independently, some duties may be assumed from the
powered lifting appliance operators, Banksman and slinger roles.
l. Banksman ((e.g.), Person in Charge (PIC) / Signaller / Flagman)
Normally a contract position, this role pertains to the person directing the movement of a
crane.
A. Banksman shall be trained and recognised to be competent through assessment and
documented testing to a defined level set within Annex 5 of this Procedure.
B. Lifts shall only be carried out with a Banksman present; only the Banksman is authorised
to give instructions to the crane operator and the crew during lifting operation. With the
exception that anyone can give an emergency STOP signal to the crane operator.
C. When lifting operations require more than one Banksman, only one Banksman shall be
banking the crane at any one time and an effective transfer of responsibilities established
prior to commencing the lift.
D. Confirm that an effective exclusion zone is established, managed and controlled; only
essential personnel shall be permitted access to the exclusion zone.
E. Banksman shall keep the slingers, or other personnel permitted within the exclusion
zone, in sight at all times during the lifting operation and confirm they remain in safe
positions.
F. Banksman shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
i. Solely controlling and supervising the lifting operation
ii. Performing the role of Person In Charge (PIC)
iii. Remaining in communication with the slinger(s) and crane operator at all times
iv. Hand signal codes and give clear and precise signals and / or instructions
v. Directing the movements of the crane and load to confirm the safety of personnel
within the exclusion zone and plant equipment
vi. Being identifiable and distinguishable from others by wearing high-visibility
identification
vii. Participating in the planning and risk assessment of lifting operations
viii. Lifting appliances and accessories are used in accordance with the lift plan
ix. Inspection of lifting appliances, accessories and loads before use
x. Verifying lifting equipment is used in line with its intended purpose as per
manufacturer‟s instructions
xi. Verifying the weight of load is within the capacity of the lifting accessories and in
conformance with Lift plan
xii. Verifying that lift personnel are wearing the correct PPE
xiii. Verifying cargo is securely packed (Reference Annex 14 UK00A Guidelines for
safe packing of cargo on marine vessels or (Guidance) European best Procedure
in cargo securing for road transport, depending on its intended final location)
xiv. Verifying slings are not used at an excessive angle, which is below 60 degrees
from horizontal unless specifically detailed on the lift plan
xv. Verifying the route to be travelled is clear and the landing area is fit for purpose
xvi. Verifying the load is inspected for DROPS before commencing the lift
xvii. Identifying potential snagging points in the vicinity of the load
xviii. Verifying the area around the load to be lifted is clear and the load is free to lift.
xix. Continuously monitoring the lifting operation.
xx. Using tag lines only as determined by the lift plan.
xxi. Confirming that each person within the work group is trained and competent to
perform the assigned task.
The Banksman may assist Load-Handlers in the preparation and checking of items to be
lifted, including laying out slings, pennants, etc. but only before assuming the role of
Banksman to control the lift. The connection and removal of the rigging to / from the crane
hook or pennant should be done by a Slinger(s).
m. Powered Lifting Appliance Operator
Role pertains to the person operating power lifting appliance/plant should be a formal
instructed person to ensure that he is familiar with responsibilities and design of equipment.
A. Powered Lifting Equipment Operators shall not leave the controls while a load is
suspended without prior approval from the Area Authority.
B. Powered Lifting Appliance / Plant Operator shall be properly trained and competent to a
defined standard detailed within Annex 5 of this Procedure.
C. Powered Lifting Appliance / Plant Operator shall:
xxii. Hold a valid certificate that meets local regulatory requirements, slinging and
banksman.
xxiii. Be certified by an accredited agency, recognised by VICO Lifting Authority,
xxiv. Have completed equipment and site specific familiarisation.
D. Powered Lifting Appliance / Plant Operator shall be responsible for but not limited to the
following:
i. Confirming the powered lifting appliance is not used in “Free Fall” mode without
prior written approval from VICO Lifting Authority
ii. Confirming all servicing routines and pre-use checks have been completed before
starting plant operations
iii. Confirming all safety devices are operational, reporting any defects
iv. Carrying out pre-use checks for cranes including a DROPS inspection
v. Confirming that the plant has current colour code and proper certification for its
intended use.
vi. Participating in the planning, including risk assessment and pre-lift safety meeting
of each operation.
vii. Verifying clear and agreed communications with the Banksman prior to
undertaking lift (verbal/hand signals as per Annex 8)
viii. Operating the plant safely in accordance local legislation, manufacturer‟s
recommendations and the approved lifting plan.
ix. Verifying the effects of wind and other environmental conditions
x. Confirming load weight and appliance setup is in accordance with local
legislation, manufacturer‟s recommendations and the approved lifting plan
n. Overhead Crane Operator
Role pertains to the person who operates Overhead Travelling crane for the purpose lifting
and positioning the loads.
A. Overhead Crane Operators shall not leave the controls while a load is suspended without
prior approval from the Area Authority.
B. Overhead Crane Operators shall be properly trained and competent to the standard
detailed in Annex 5 of this Procedure.
C. Overhead Crane Operators shall:
i. Hold a valid certificate that meets local regulatory requirements.
ii. Be certified by an accredited agency, recognized by Vico Lifting Authority,
iii. Have completed equipment and site specific familiarization.
D. Overhead Crane Operators shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
i. Confirming all servicing routines and pre-use checks have been completed before
starting plant operations
ii. Confirming all safety devices are operational, reporting any defects
iii. Carrying out pre-use checks for cranes including a DROPS inspection
iv. Confirming that the overhead crane has current color code and proper
certification for its intended use
v. Participating in the planning, including risk assessment and pre-lift safety meeting
of each operation.
vi. Verifying clear and agreed communications with the Banksman prior to
undertaking lift (verbal/hand signals as per Annex 8).
vii. Operating the plant safely in accordance with Local VMS requirements local
legislation, manufacturer‟s recommendations and the approved lifting plan.
viii. Verifying the effects of wind and other environmental conditions.
ix. Confirming load weight and appliance setup is in accordance with Local VMS
requirements local legislation, manufacturer‟s recommendations and the
approved lifting plan.
o. Man Lift Operator
Person who operates Man lift for the purpose lifting and positioning the working personnel
A. Manlift Operators shall be properly trained and competent to the standard defined in
Annex 5 of this Procedure.
B. Manlift Operators shall:
i. Hold a valid certificate that meets local regulatory requirements
ii. Recognised by VICO Lifting Authority,
iii. Have completed equipment and site specific familiarisation.
C. Manlift Operators shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
i. Confirming all servicing routines and pre-use checks have been completed before
starting plant operations
ii. Confirming all safety devices are operational, reporting any defects
iii. Carrying out pre-use checks for man lift.
iv. Confirming that the man lift has current colour code and proper certification for its
intended use.
v. Participating in the planning, including risk assessment and pre-lift safety meeting
of each operation.
vi. Operating the plant safely in accordance with local legislation, manufacturer‟s
recommendations.
vii. Verifying the effects of wind and other environmental conditions
viii. Confirming load weight and appliance setup is in accordance with manufacturer‟s
recommendations.
p. Mobile Crane Operator
Person who operates mobile crane for the purpose lifting and positioning the loads.
A. Mobile Crane Operators shall not leave the controls while a load is suspended without
prior approval from the Area Authority.
B. Mobile Crane Operators shall be properly trained and competent to a defined standard
detailed with Annex 5 of this Procedure.
C. Mobile Crane Operators shall:
i. Hold a valid certificate that meets local regulatory requirements
ii. Be certified by an accredited agency, recognised by the VICO Lifting Authority,
iii. Have completed equipment and site specific familiarisation.
D. Mobile Crane Operators shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
i. Confirming the crane is not used in “Free Fall” mode without prior approval from
VICO Lifting Authority
ii. Confirming all servicing routines and pre-use checks have been completed before
starting plant operations
iii. Confirming all safety devices are operational, reporting any defects
iv. Carrying out pre-use checks for cranes including a DROPS inspection
v. Confirming that the crane has current colour code and proper certification for its
intended use
vi. Participating in the planning, including risk assessment and pre-lift safety meeting
of each operation.
vii. Verifying clear and agreed communications with the Banksman prior to
undertaking lift (verbal/hand signals as per Annex 9)
viii. Operating the plant safely in accordance with legislation, manufacturer‟s
recommendations and the approved lifting plan.
ix. Verifying the effects of wind and other environmental conditions
x. Confirming load weight and appliance setup is in accordance with local
legislation, manufacturer‟s recommendations and the approved lifting plan.
xi. Siting the crane as per approved lifting plan, paying specific attention to the
location of underground services and load spreading requirements.
q. Fork Lift Operator
Person who operates forklift for the purpose shifting and positioning the loads
A. Forklift Operators shall not leave the controls while a load is raised without prior approval
from the Area Authority.
B. Forklift Operators shall be properly trained and competent to a defined standard detailed
within Annex 5 of this Procedure.
C. Forklift Operators shall:
i. Hold a valid certificate that meets local regulatory requirements
ii. Be certified by an accredited agency, recognised by VICO Lifting Authority,
iii. Have completed equipment and site specific familiarisation.
D. Forklift Operators shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
i. Confirming all servicing routines and pre-use checks have been completed before
starting plant operations
ii. Confirming all safety devices are operational, reporting any defects
iii. Confirming that the forklift has current colour code and proper certification for its
intended use
iv. Participating in the planning, including risk assessment and pre-lift safety meeting
of each operation.
v. Operating the plant safely in accordance with local legislation and manufacturer‟s
recommendations.
vi. Verifying the effects of wind and other environmental conditions
vii. Confirming load weight and forklift setup is in accordance with requirements local
legislation and manufacturer‟s recommendations.
3.3.2 Competence
A. Personnel shall not perform lifting operations unless they are trained and certified to a
standard that meets the minimum acceptable (Execution) competency as defined in
Annex 5 – VICO and Contractors Competency.
The VICO Competency process is structured to deliver technical awareness only and is not
structured to record experience.
B. Where an individual has not yet achieved the defined level of competency or has an
agreed development plan, they shall only assist, remaining under the direct supervision of
a competent person at all times
C. Competence assessment of the Lifting Technical Authority shall be the responsibility of
the Engineering Authority.
Assessment and endorsement of Dive Supervisor and Divers competency involved in
lifting operations, shall be the responsibility of the VICO or Owner Diving and Lifting
Authority.
3.3.3 Assurance / Self verification Competency
A. Training requirements for VICO Employees and Agency Personnel shall be targeted after
gap assessment using the competency assessment tool and face to face competency
interview.
B. VICO Lifting Authority shall use the competency assessment to target technical training
gaps of VICO personnel
C. The VICO Lifting Authority shall develop a comprehensive succession plan for all lifting
safety critical roles.
The level of competency required for each VICO position is detailed below, with the
associated training courses available.

Position VICO Level Course Type Subject

HSE Representative Awareness eLearning UK, US and Norwegian Regulations, Standards,


and Industry Guidance
Area Authority for Operation and
Site Authority for Drilling
eLearning VICO Criteria / Lifting Rules
Lifting Engineer (LE)
Slinging/banksman OPTITO training.
Lifting Authority (LTA) Relevant engineerings degree and

Certificate of LOLER regulations

Site Lifting Competent Person Level 1 Instructor Delivered 4-day Combined Banksman Slinger and Rigging
(SLCP) and Lifting
LTA

SLCP Level 2 eLearning Courses Lift planning


Position VICO Level Course Type Subject
LTA Rigging Loft Management and Equipment
Examination
Gantry Crane and Overhead Cranes
Winch and Pulling Operations
Forklift Truck Operations
Cargo Carrying Units and Cargo Handing
Dropped Objects(Note 1)

LTA Level 3 Instructor Delivered 3-day Rigging and Lifting | Technical Support
eLearning Courses Equipment Certification (onshore, offshore and
subsea)
Cranes (onshore, marine)
Man-riding and Personnel Transfers

LTA Level 4 Instructor Delivered 3-Day Lifting Plan Assessment / Review


eLearning Courses Crane FMEA / FAT and Commissioning
Helicopter Lifting Operations
Subsea Lifting Operations
Self-verification, Assurance and Audit

Note 1:- SLCP with Drilling/WWI environment and Lifting Authority shall complete 3
day DROPS survey training in addition to the normal e-learning course on DROPs.
3.3.4 Lifting Authority Delegation of Duties
VICO Lifting Authority shall remain accountable, but may delegate his/her duties to an internal
or external resource provided that resource has proven its competency through the
competency assessment and face to face interview achieving (Technical Authority)
competency.
3.3.5 (Execution) Competency
A. Contractor’s competency shall be assessed and reviewed by end user (contract
custodian) at pre-qualification and a system established to mitigate any shortfalls prior to
Contact Award.
B. The acceptable (Execution) competency requirements per position and for each category
of lift performed are detailed in Annex 5 of this Procedure.
C. Lifting Authority or competent delegate shall verify companies executing Lifting operations
have a written procedure in place to develop and train employees, maintaining an
adequate skill base. These systems are to verify staff turnover does not erode a minimum
competence level and an acceptable experience base is maintained.
D. Lifting Authority shall hold records of and provide post contract or annual contractor
company evaluations to the Segment Lifting Authority.
3.3.6 Lift Team Selection
A. Crane lifting operations shall be undertaken by a minimum of three competent people;
i. Crane operator
ii. Banksman / flagman
iii. Rigger / slinger
B. VICO Lifting Authority shall have the authority to deviate from Item A above where the lift
can be safely undertaken by fewer than three people, post risk assessment and
consultation with Site Authority.
3.3.7 Equipment Readiness
A. Use of lifting equipment shall be prohibited if it:
i. Is not currently certified
ii. Has been homemade
iii. Has been modified without an approved MOC
iv. Is defective / not fit for purpose
B. All lifting appliances and accessories shall be visually inspected by a competent person
before issue and use.
C. A system to verify equipment readiness shall be established by the Site Lifting
Coordinator through:
i. Inspection/examination
ii. Certification
iii. Maintenance
D. Cranes shall be maintained in accordance with:
i. Maintenance regimes as per OEM instruction (endorsed by the VICO HE
Superintendent)
ii. Manufacturer‟s instructions
iii. Only be fitted with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Spare parts,
lubricants and fluids etc. unless the spare parts, lubricants and fluids are
endorsed in writing by the OEM and approved by the Lifting Authority.
iv. Legal requirements to ensure that Cranes will comply with MIGAS certificate
requirements.
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v. Detailed 3 party inspection and manufacturers recommendations, giving due
consideration to the environment and component life cycle.
E. Lifting equipment / appliance shall be periodically dismantled/inspected and tested in
accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines, legislation and the requirement of the
competent person.
F. No Lifting equipment or accessories that is not a like for like replacement, shall be
purchased, rented or supplied through a contact without approval of the VICO Lifting
Authority.
G. All lifting equipment used, has been purchased to recognised standards and is
adequately constructed, certified and suitable for its intended task. Reliance upon
manufacturers’ and suppliers’ claims of compliance may be imprudent unless
independent rigorous audit and quality assurance checks have proven their reliability.
H. Site Lifting Coordinators shall have a system to avoid exposure to substandard or
counterfeit equipment, enabling full traceability of equipment back to the manufacturer
original certification.
I. Each site shall have a secure quarantine area, where all defective lifting equipment shall
be quarantined and effectively controlled and managed.
J. Each contractor shall have a documented wire rope management system approved by
the VICO Lifting Authority, which identifies the inspection and change out criteria and
tolerance of crane and winch wire ropes.
K. The VICO Lifting Authority shall have a system to define wire rope assurance for VICO
owned equipment, which identifies the inspection and change out criteria and tolerance of
crane and winch wire ropes.
3.3.8 Lifting Equipment
A. No lifting equipment shall be used without a unique identification number and the safe
working load / working load limit being clearly marked, allowing full traceability to current
certification.
B. No lifting equipment should be used without full traceability to valid report of thorough
examination.
C. All safety devices fitted to lifting equipment shall be fully operational.
D. A colour code system shall be used, which allows for refreshing/maintenance of colour
code which denotes that the equipment has been thoroughly examined and that a valid
certificate exists. This does not, however, guarantee that the equipment remains
serviceable.
E. If the safe working load is dependent upon the configuration of the lifting equipment, then
the safe working load for each configuration shall be either marked on the equipment for
each configuration or information kept with the equipment where it is readily available to
the operator ((e.g.) load radius charts in the crane cab)
F. The hoisting mechanism of a crane shall not be used for any other purpose other than
raising or lowering a load vertically.
G. Cranes shall not be used for dynamic lifting operations unless specifically designed for
that purpose and approved by the VICO Lifting Authority.
Lifting equipment comprises lifting appliances and lifting accessories and is further divided
into five categories, which reflect their different purposes, certification requirements, control,
marking, etc. These categories are:
Portable lifting equipment.
Fixed lifting equipment.
Transit equipment and slings.
Cargo Carrying Units (CCU).
Mobile Lifting equipment
This Procedure is aimed primarily at traditional lifting equipment e.g. cranes, lifts, hoists etc.
and components including chains, ropes, slings, hooks, shackles and eyebolts. The
Procedure will also apply to a range of other lifting equipment which is identified by having its
principal function to lift and lower a load or if it presents a risk similar to those associated with
traditional lifting equipment or operations.
3.3.9 Portable Lifting Equipment
A. Portable lifting equipment shall be defined as movable lifting appliances and accessories
for general use on site. ((e.g.), includes shackles, slings, chain hoists, lever hoists). For
shackles VICO only allows 4 piece shackles with valid certificates. This equipment shall
be stored and issued from a rigging loft.
B. This category of lifting equipment shall be inspected, maintained and recertified six
monthly.
C. In service maintenance schedule shall be used in accordance with manufacturers
recommendations / instructions.
D. Portable lifting equipment shall be marked with a unique identification number and the
SWL or WLL.
E. Portable lifting equipment shall be visually examined prior to use.
F. Portable lifting equipment that is incorrectly colour coded shall not be used and
quarantined.
G. The Procedure of choking chains shall not be permitted on any site without the written
approval of the VICO Lifting Authority.
H. Flat webbing, soft slings or chains shall not be used for dynamic lifts without written
permission of the VICO Lifting Authority.
I. The valid colour codes shall be clearly displayed at all sites in prominent locations.
J. Soft slings shall be colour coded by a method which does not cause damage or introduce
sharp edges
K. Paint shall not be used on soft slings or sling labels. Soft slings will be equipped with
proper tag label.
L. The VICO Lifting Authority shall establish a system which defines the economics of
recertification versus replacement for smaller items of low value, ((e.g.), below 10 tonne
capacity).
M. All Lashing equipment shall be specified in (rig) moving plan (engineered) and specified
and visually inspected by Third party inspector at least every 6 months, who shall assess
it condition and integrity and make recommendations for its continual use, storage and
maintenance or replacement.
3.3.10 Fixed Lifting Equipment
A. Fixed lifting equipment shall be defined as permanently installed at the site, ((e.g.),
overhead cranes, pedestal cranes, runway / monorail beams, hoists, trolley beams,
suspension pad eyes, certified steel work, davits, man riding winches, utility winches).
B. Fixed lifting equipment shall be inspected, maintained and recertified every 12 months
unless it is subject to a written scheme of examination
C. Fixed lifting equipment used for personnel lifting shall be examined every six months.
D. Fixed lifting equipment shall be thoroughly examined and colour coded by an authorised
lifting equipment inspector.
E. Fixed lifting equipment taken out of service shall be clearly marked and undergo thorough
examination prior to re-instatement.
F. Fixed lifting equipment shall have a unique visible identification number or other unique
means of identification entered into the maintenance management system.
G. Fixed lifting equipment safe working load(s) shall be clearly visible to the user, marked in
Metric Tonnes.
H. Fixed lifting equipment approved for personnel transfer shall be marked as “Suitable for
Personnel Transfer.” (see Annex 8 – Check List)
I. Fixed lifting equipment used for man riding shall be marked as “Suitable for Man
Riding.” (see Annex 9 – Check List)
J. Any pedestal cranes or winches (eg. located on the drill floor) that could be used in error
for lifting personnel shall be marked “not for lifting personnel”.
K. All overhead gantry cranes should have their full travel path, marked on the floor using
painted lines and this area shall be kept clear of obstructions at all times.

3.3.11 Transit Equipment and Slings


This equipment is used for tubular handling and transportation duties to and from operational
facilities.
A. Transit baskets or nets shall be designed and constructed to a standard approved by the
VICO Lifting Authority.
B. Transit equipment and slings shall be used for cargo handling / boat transfer and
transportation duties only and not be used for general lifting operations.
C. Transit equipment and slings shall be checked and visually inspected by a competent
person prior to use.
D. Transit of larger diameter tubular where the use of transit slings could cause damage,
preference should be given to the use of a transport frame fitted with lifting lugs, shall not
be subject to this rule and can be reused if a rigorous inspection plan is employed.
E. Transit slings shall have a distinct colour code (mostly yellow or orange) which is
different from the colour code used for other lifting equipment.
F. Area Authority shall control and verify recertification of unused transit slings prior to re-
use.
G. Transit equipment and slings shall be inspected, maintained and recertified six monthly;
H. Area Authority shall assure that all Lifting equipment and accessory has sufficient OEM
spare parts to support endorsed maintenance strategies and competent personnel to
complete maintenance in accordance with manufacturers recommendations / instructions.
3.3.12 Cargo Carrying Units (CCU) and Iso-Containers
CCUs are defined as portable units with a dedicated sling set for repeated use in the
transportation of goods or equivalent, handled in open seas, and between fixed and / or
floating installations and ships and onshore facilities. Examples of certified CCU’s are
containers, lifting baskets, mud boxes, tanks and waste skips.
A. CCUs shall be designed to an applicable standard found acceptable to the VICO Lifting
Authority ((e.g.) BS EN 12079, DNV 2.7-1 for:
i. manufacture
ii. inspection
iii. testing
iv. thorough examination and recertification
B. ISO / Connex style containers are not designed to be lifted with multi-leg sling sets and
shackles. They are not designed to accommodate the dynamic factors that are present
during the transportation of goods to and from offshore sites and therefore shall not be
used as CCU.
C. ISO containers shall not be lifted using shackles connected directly to the ISO blocks or
modified to replace ISO blocks with lifting lugs.
D. ISO containers shall only be lifted using a Lifting frame that ensures only vertical load is
applied to the ISO blocks, approved by the VICO Lifting Authority.
E. The lifting assemblies fitted to CCUs are deemed to be accessories for lifting and shall be
subject to at least a six monthly thorough examination, unless under a written scheme of
examination .
F. CCUs shall be visually inspected prior to use by a competent person.
G. Area Authority shall have a system to verify that all CCUs sent from the site are in a safe
condition. This includes confirming an accurate weight of all CCUs and verifying such
weights do not exceed the safe working load (SWL) of equipment.
H. Weight of each CCU shall be recorded on the outbound manifest with a copy made
available to the receiving location.
I. Maximum gross weight (MGW) shall be clearly indicated for all CCUs.
J. Area Authority shall use an acceptable industry standard (UK00A) to ensure the securing
/ packing of cargo.
K. CCUs permanently held on site, which are out of certification, shall be clearly marked as
“NOT suitable for lifting” until they have been recertified.
L. Pre-slung equipment, ((e.g.), generators, skid-mounted equipment, spools, framed skids
and specialist plant / equipment) shall be managed as CCUs.
M. CCUs dispatched to operating sites should have a minimum of three month’s
certification period remaining.
N. The use of 40 foot Iso containers is discouraged due to the availability of suitable lifting
frames, where a 40 foot container is required prior approval of the Lifting Authority is
required.
O. All third party CCUs shall be accompanied with:-
i. CCU Certificate of conformity detailing design standard used ((e.g.) BS-12079,
DNV 2.7-1)
ii. Valid CCU Certificate of thorough examination (12 monthly)
iii. Valid certificates of thorough examination for each item of lifting accessory (six
monthly).
3.3.13 Mobile Lifting Equipment
Mobile lifting equipment is predominantly on wheels or tracks (including marine / floating
cranes) or is self-propelled or specifically designed to be attached to, or pulled by a vehicle.
This category of lifting equipment includes but is not limited to: mobile cranes, forklifts,
excavators used for lifting and modular transporters.
A. Land based cranes shall not be utilised on a floating appliance/ structure / barge without
prior approval of the VICO Lifting Authority
B. Excavators shall not be used for lifting operations without prior approval of the VICO
Lifting Authority
C. Mobile lifting equipment shall be inspected, maintained and recertified every 12 months
unless it is subject to a written scheme of examination
D. Mobile Lifting equipment used for personnel lifting shall be examined at least every six
months
E. Mobile lifting equipment shall be examined and colour coded by an authorised lifting
equipment inspector
F. Mobile lifting equipment shall have;
i. a valid report of thorough examination / inspection
ii. Recorded daily, weekly and / or monthly checks in accordance with
manufacturer’s guidelines
iii. Daily DROPS inspection
G. The VICO Lifting Authority shall be responsible for the assurance of all mission specific
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Lifting equipment on 3 party marine vessels prior to being put into service, this shall
include but not be limited to:-
i. Verify valid report of thorough examination
ii. Verify equipment is designed and manufactured in accordance with acceptable
design standards
iii. Inspection of mission specific equipment by a competent person
iv. Technical review (unless used in the bridging process)
v. Failure Mode effect analysis (Where practicable)
H. On Land based facilities the Site Lifting Competent Person shall establish a system to
record, control and inspect mobile lifting equipment entering the site.
I. Truck mounted cranes and excavators used for lifting operations should be fitted with a
load indicator
J. Mobile cranes shall not be used to transport loads, unless specifically designed for this
purpose.
K. Mobile cranes shall only be used when supported on suitable load spreading mats at
each outrigger position, outrigger shall be fully extended, unless authorised by the VICO
Lifting Authority.
3.3.14 Defective Equipment
A. Prior to issue from a rigging loft, items of portable or transit lifting equipment shall be
visually inspected by the Rigging loft controller, any item found to be unfit for service will
be removed from service and quarantined immediately.
B. Upon receipt into a rigging loft, items of portable or transit lifting equipment shall be
visually inspected by the Rigging loft controller, any item found to be unfit for service will
be removed from service and quarantined immediately.
C. During normal operations, items of portable or transit lifting equipment found to be unfit
for service shall be removed from service and quarantined immediately.
D. Unfit for service equipment shall be stored in a secure quarantine area until the defected
equipment has been:
i. recertified by a competent person
ii. removed from the site
E. Unfit for service equipment shall be removed from service immediately, clearly tagged
and colour coded ((e.g.),Red) and marked as Out of Service, until recertified by a
competent person.
F. Unfit for service equipment shall be reported to and recorded by the Site Lifting Co-
ordinator.
G. A report on unfit for service equipment that presents an existing or imminent risk of
serious personal injury shall be sent to the VICO Lifting Authority.
3.3.15 Rigging Loft Management
A. A suitable rigging loft shall be used at all manned site locations.
B. A competent rigging loft controller shall be appointed.
C. Rigging Loft Controller shall:
i. issue equipment
ii. accept returned equipment
iii. maintain the loft registers
iv. inspect equipment on receipt
v. inspect equipment prior to issue
vi. inspect equipment on return
D. Each site shall maintain two complete lifting equipment registers (fixed and portable
equipment), that describe all lifting equipment on the facility and its current status,((i.e.)
in-service, destroyed, quarantined or under written scheme of examination, date of
purchase/manufacture).
E. Lifting equipment register shall be regularly audited by the VICO Site Lifting Coordinator
and assurance provided during technical reviews by the VICO Lifting Authority.
F. Rigging Loft Controller shall be responsible to visually inspect all lifting accessories or
equipment prior to issue and again at return.
G. The competent person performing the lifting operation shall be responsible for checking
the relevant lifting equipment is fit for purpose, as detailed on the authorised lifting plan
and Lifting equipment / accessory register to confirm the current status of the equipment
prior to use.
H. Rigging loft inventory shall include but not limited to
i. Safety harnesses / fall arrestors
ii. Lifting Accessories (Slings, shackles, eye bolts, etc)
iii. Small portable lifting equipment such as chain hoists
I. The facility shall have a system that allows full traceability, where each item of equipment
can be traced back to its current report of thorough examination.
J. Quarantine areas shall be secured to prevent unauthorised access
K. Rigging Lofts shall display current colour code.
L. Rigging Lofts shall display a list of authorised personnel approved as competent to
withdraw and use lifting equipment.
M. Rigging lofts should be:
i. Placed in a suitable location, which provides an adequate degree of protection
from site activity
ii. Placed in a suitable location to afford good access and egress
iii. Secure, weather tight, well lit, suitably heated or ventilated if required
iv. Of sufficient size for uncluttered storage of equipment
v. Fitted with a work area / bench for the rigging loft controller to manage
documentation.
vi. Supplied with a lifting equipment register and issue and receipt register/ T card
system.
vii. Supplied with a secure quarantine area.
N. The rigging loft controller should review the status of issued equipment on a weekly basis.

3.4 Categories
A. All lifting operations shall be categorised as:
i. Routine
ii. Heavy lifting
iii. Complex lifting
B. Categorisation shall dictate the required level of:
i. Risk assessment
ii. Lift planning
iii. Training
iv. Competence
v. Approval
vi. Endorsement
vii. Authorisation

C. All Lift plans shall be supported by a risk assessment that complies with VOP 1140
Procedure for Task Risk Assessment.
D. VICO Lifting Authority shall agree and verify the categorisation of Category 1 (Generic)
lifting plans / standard operating procedures annually.
Lift categorisation is specific to the lifting environment and hence onshore and Marine lift
categories differ in approach as per the Annex 2, 3,5.
3.4.1 Lift Categories
The below flow chart is designed to aid the readers understanding of the lift categorisation
and approval process.
Figure 1: Lift Management Flow Chart

3.5 Assess
Area Authority shall verify all lifting risks identified are effectively managed in accordance with
VICO SSP for lifting through:
A. Risk assessment
B. Planning
C. Execution
D. Monitoring
3.5.1 Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment
Understanding the hazards involved is an essential part of the lift planning process. There are
often several different ways to perform a lifting operation. It may be necessary to perform a
formal lifting risk assessment to determine the best lifting method.
A. Risk Assessment shall conform to the process outlined in VOP 1140
B. The Risk Assessment for Category routine lifts shall be reviewed at least once per shift at
a pre-lift safety meeting and again at subsequent shifts until the lifting work has been
completed.
C. If the lift task or condition changes work stops immediately. A risk assessment discussion
shall be conducted to confirm that the original assumptions remain valid before the work
recommences. If original assumptions do not remain valid the Risk assessment and plan
are to be amended prior to recommencing work.
D. Prior to starting any lifting operation, a pre-job safety meeting shall be carried out in order
to assess the suitability of the lifting plan and to familiarise personnel involved in the lifting
operation with the risks identified.
E. Lifting Risk Assessments involving cranes and supply boat operations shall pay particular
attention to environmental and tidal conditions, as well as the crane manufacturer’s
operating Instructions.
F. Prior to starting any lifting operation, minor variations should be documented to take
account of current conditions ((e.g.) wind speeds, wave height, position of people and
deck layout).
3.5.2 Lifting of Personnel
A. Lifting of personnel shall include:
i. personnel that are lifted with cranes
ii. forklift trucks with personnel carriers
iii. Man riding winches
iv. Man Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP) / Aerial Work Platforms
The common terms used to describe personnel lifting operation are man-riding and personnel
transfer:
Man-riding refers to using a winch to lift and lower personnel suspended in a carrier
(harness).
Personnel transfer refers to using a crane to lift and transport personnel in a carrier
((e.g.), Personal Basket, Frog) from one location to another.
E. Lifting of personnel using a crane, regardless of lift environment shall be considered as a
high risk operation and be categorised as complex lift.
Lifting of personnel using a crane, shall only be used when it is not practicable to gain
access by a less hazardous means, rigorously risk assessed and fully managed in
accordance with strict procedures.
F. Lifting of personnel using a mobile crane shall be completed in accordance with BS7121
– Part 3, which includes but is not limited to:-
i. The maximum wind speed will be limited to below 7 meters per second.
ii. Minimum hoist line diameter of 8mm
iii. Crane will be de-rated to 50% of its safe working load at the given radius and
configuration.
iv. Crane shall be fitted with dead man controls that allow for the crane movement to
stop if any control is released.
v. Load bearing hydraulic cylinders shall be fitted with a device to stop all movement
in the event of hydraulic hose failure.
vi. Crane control system can be limited to a maximum speed of 0.5 meters per
second in all directions
vii. Crane is fitted with anemometer to continually monitor wind speed
viii. Crane is fitted with an auxiliary emergency lowering system
ix. Crane is not fitted with free fall capability or the free fall capability has been
positively locked out and the key removed and given to Area Authority.
G. Lifting of personnel shall only be carried out when the risk of personnel falling from a
carrier, or being crushed, trapped or struck while being transported in a carrier has been
mitigated to as low as reasonably practicable.
H. Rescue plan shall be developed, implemented and effectively communicated.
I. Rescue equipment shall be readily available and operational at the lift location before the
lifting operation starts.
J. The VICO Lifting Authority shall establish a system that monitors and records the quantity
and type of personnel lifting operations performed at each facility.
K. Lifting equipment for lifting personnel shall be thoroughly examined for the purposes of
recertification at least every six months.
L. Site Lifting Competent Persons shall consult Area Authority before authorising any lift
plan which involves the lifting of personnel using a crane.
M. Lifting of personnel shall only be carried out with lifting equipment, which has been:
i. specifically designed for lifting personnel
ii. certified for lifting personnel
N. Crane operator marine shall:
i. Be of a competency to a Recognised standard for dynamic lifting operations (see
annex 5)
ii. Be briefed in the operation to be performed
iii. Check prevailing weather conditions, ((e.g.), wind speed, sea-state) to conform
with criteria listed in the installation‟s safe operating procedures/lift plan.
iv. Perform a trial lift without personnel prior to the actual lift.
v. Perform a pre use inspection of the crane prior to the lifting operation
O. Persons operating or using equipment for personnel lifting (excluding cranes) shall be:
i. Properly trained (Reference Annex 5 of this Procedure)
ii. Deemed competent for task by Area Authority to a standard recognised by the
VICO Lifting Authority.
P. Where it is necessary to transfer personnel to or from a vessel, the Crane Operator shall
always have a clear view,( line of sight or cameras) of the embarkation areas, load path
and landing areas
3.5.3 Suitability of Cranes for Personnel Lifting and Personnel Transfers
A. Lifting equipment with a free fall mode that cannot be effectively locked out shall not be
used for lifting personnel.
B. Competent Person shall verify that the crane is certified and is marked “suitable for
lifting personnel” before each operation. (Reference Annex 8 –Suitability of Cranes for
Personnel Lifting and Personnel Transfers)
C. Hoisting systems shall have a device, other than the load hoist brake, which regulates the
speed at which the load can be lowered.
D. Before a Personnel Transfer operation takes place, the competent person shall define a
communication method and verify that the operation has approval by the Site Competent
person.
E. Floating cranes should have suitable station keeping ability ((e.g.), multi point mooring
system)
3.5.4 Suitability of Winches for Man-Riding
Man-riding hand signals and pre man-riding check list are detailed in Annex 9 –Man-Riding
Hand Signals.
A. Competent Person shall verify the winch is certified and marked “suitable for man-
riding”
B. Before a Man Riding operation takes place the competent person shall define a
communication method and verify that the operation conforms to the requirements of this
Procedure and local legislation.
3.5.5 Personnel Work Baskets
A. Standard cargo baskets shall not be used.
B. Personnel Baskets to be used shall be:
i. Suitably designed to a standard recognised by the VICO Lifting Authority.
ii. Colour coded and certified
iii. Constructed and certified for the purpose of lifting personnel
iv. Marked with a SWL and that it is suitable for personnel lifting
v. Securely attached to the crane,((e.g.), by safety pin, four part shackle, positive
lock hook)
vi. Fitted with a redundant sling, preventing a single point of failure of below the hook
rigging
vii. Fitted with internal handrails to prevent hands / fingers being trapped if the basket
swings against an obstruction
viii. Fitted with slip resistant floor
x. Fitted with internal anchor points for safety harnesses
xi. Fitted with inwardly opening doors and have a locking mechanism to prevent
inadvertent opening
3.5.6 Rescue Plans
Rescue Plans are critical if personnel become unconscious while hanging in a harness as this
can result in suspension trauma, which can be fatal in a very short period.
A. Rescue plans shall detail a method of retrieving personnel safely, in the event of an
accident or incident.
B. Personnel who are required to carry out a rescue with a descent / ascent device shall be
suitably trained in its use.
C. Rescue operations can introduce additional hazards, which shall be detailed during the
planning and risk assessment stage.
D. The following equipment should be considered as part of a rescue plan:
i. Alternative power supply to hoist
ii. Emergency manual lowering device on hoist
iii. Secondary hoist
iv. Rescue basket (for use with alternative hoist)
v. Full body type harness fitted with a „D‟ ring / lanyard suitable for rescue purposes
vi. Availability of another lifting device
vii. Emergency descent / ascent device
viii. Engage Emergency response team to confirm capability of rescue
3.5.7 Lifting Over or in Close Proximity to Live Plant
Lifting over or in close proximity to live plant is defined as any lifting operation where there is
a process safety risk of the load, lifting appliances and / or lifting accessories impacting,
damaging and / or rupturing live plant. Live plant is defined as equipment containing a
hazardous, pressurized, energized or strategic resource.
A. Lifting over or in close proximity to live plant, regardless of lift category shall not be
undertaken unless:
i. Operational Contingency Plan is in place
ii. Risks reduced to as low as reasonably practicable
iii. No other feasible alternative exists
B. Operational contingency plan shall define the potential worst case consequences in the
event of a dropped object or catastrophic failure of the lifting equipment, documenting the
mitigation measures to be taken prior to the lift and the emergency response actions
required in such an event.
C. Exclusion zone used during the lift shall be extended to match the requirements of the
operational contingency plan.
D. Operational contingency plans should be reused for repeat operations, where the original
operation lift plan, equipment, assumptions made and operating conditions are verified as
unchanged.
E. Cranes which are used to lift over or in close proximity to live plant shall be fitted with an
emergency lowering device.
F. Prior to any Lift over live plant or in close proximity to live plant the VICO Site Lifting
Coordinator shall confirm all safety devices fitted to the crane are recently
inspected/tested, or maintenance are up to date and the crane is fully operation, this shall
include but not be limited to the emergency lowering device.
3.5.8 Uncertified Steelwork and Lifting Points
A. Uncertified steelwork and lifting points shall only be used after an assessment, approved
by the Civil Technical Authority or competent delegate.
B. Uncertified steelwork and lifting points used repeatedly or periodically shall be:
i. assessed
ii. examined
iii. overload tested, unless approval is given by the VICO Lifting Authority and Civil
Technical Authority for verification by calculation.
iv. certified
v. colour coded
vi. marked with a SWL / unique identification mark and recorded in the fixed lifting
equipment register.
C. The Civil Technical Authority may establish a system to permit small loads to be lifted
from uncertified steel in defined areas subject to marked up drawings or tables of spans
and section sizes including any tolerance for out of vertical loading.

3.5.9 Ground Conditions


A. The VICO Lifting Authority shall establish a system that allows the site lifting coordinator
to effectively manage the below:
i. Site maximum allowable ground bearing pressure
ii. Identification of underground service
iii. Identification of underground voids
iv. Effects of environmental / weather conditions where applicable ((e.g.) flooding)
B. The Site Lifting Coordinator shall verify that each lifting plan clearly identifies the
Maximum load imposed by mobile lifting equipment and the load spreading required to
reduce the load to below the site limits
C. The Site Lifting Coordinator shall verify that each lifting plan clearly identifies the location
of underground services relative to the position of load spreading to ensure zero load is
imposed on underground services, allowing for the depth of underground services and a
load distribution of 45 degrees
D. The Site Lifting Coordinator shall verify that mobile equipment access and egress routes/
underground services are capable of withstanding axle loadings
E. The Site Lifting Coordinator shall verify that each lifting plan clearly identifies open
excavations and the requirement to position outrigger load spreading a minimum distance
away. (See Figure 2: Minimum Distances0.
F. Any lift that deviates from point E shall require categorised as a Category complex lift and
endorsed by the VICO Lifting Authority.

Figure 2: Minimum Distances

3.5.10 Hands Safe Lifting


‘Hands-Safe’ lifting Procedures were developed to keep people out of harm’s way during
lifting operations. The principle of keeping people away from lifting hazards shall be applied
when planning and performing all types of lifting and rigging operations.
A. Hands-safe lifting policy shall be implemented.
B. Once a load is connected to a crane, personnel should not touch the load or the lifting
accessories with any part of their body as the load is being lifted or before the load is
properly set down and any potential energy has been released.
C. Any exceptions to the above shall be justified by a ‘specific’ risk assessment, ((e.g.)
drill string related components, pipe handling equipment, rig floor tools).
D. Where risk assessment determines the load is to be touched, a hand-safe policy shall be
used where:
i. Load is below waist height.
ii. Number of personnel allowed to touch the load has been reduced to a minimum.
E. Lift plan shall detail how hands-safe lifting is to be achieved. (Tag lines and push / pull
poles).
3.5.11 Tag Lines
A. Tag lines shall not be used to gain control of a load or enable a lifting operation to be
carried out in adverse weather conditions.
B. Tag lines shall only be used in normal operating conditions to adjust the position of a load
that is stable and under full control of the crane or powered equipment operator.
C. Tag lines can introduce risk and shall only be used after risk assessment.
D. Prior to execution, the following risks shall be considered:
i. Personnel being struck by a dropped object when retrieving a tag line that is in
close proximity to the load
ii. Tag line becoming tangled around the body, limb and / or hand
iii. Tag line becoming snagged on an adjacent fixed structure
iv. Length of Tag Line
1. Recovery of tag lines without going under suspended load
2. Personnel Proximity to the load
During marine supply vessel cargo handling operations, tag lines are normally used.
E. Where it is considered necessary, the use of tag lines shall be subject to a single lift
agreement between the asset Site Lifting Coordinator and the Vessel Master.
3.5.12 Stacking
A. The stacking of loads ((e.g.), CCUs) shall not be permitted without:
i. Full risk assessment
ii. Written approval by the Area Authority
iii. Approval from the VICO Lifting Authority
iv. CCU / loads specifically designed for that purpose
v. CCUs clearly marked as suitable for stacking
vi. CCUs designed not to cause a snagging hazard
vii. Confinement to pre-designated stacking area
viii. Facility to attach and detach the sling assembly at ground/deck level
3.5.13 Access to the Lift Area
A. Non-essential personnel shall not be permitted in the lift area without permission from the
PIC
B. No lift shall be permitted without defined exclusion zone being in place
C. Risk assessment shall identify areas of high risk to be avoided by the lift team, ((e.g.),
under the crane boom).
3.5.14 Transportation
Transportation is divided into three categories for the purposes of this Procedure.
Forklift Truck Operations
Heavy Transportation using multi axle Trailers ((e.g.), Conventional multi axle or Self
Propelled Modular Trailers (SPMT))
Lashing a securing of loads for land transportation ((e.g.) flat bed trailer)
Other forms of normal freight transportation are not considered as part of this Procedure.
3.5.15 Forklift Truck Operations
A. Forklift Trucks shall not be used without:
i. A valid report of thorough examination
ii. A competent, qualified operator familiar with the machine.
iii. Operating area being segregated for pedestrians or warning signs are in place
iv. Pre use checks completed, confirming machine is fit for purpose
v. An established system to control ground/deck bearing pressure
vi. Edges of excavations or pits in operating area clearly marked
B. Forklifts not designed for rough terrain shall not be used:
i. Where speed control humps are installed
ii. Where ground is not prepared, firm, level and smooth ((e.g.), paved areas)
C. Forklift trucks shall be considered as lifting equipment and subject to the demands of this
Procedure.
D. It is strictly forbidden for anyone to ride on a fork lift truck as a passenger.
E. Forklift trucks shall be subject to a formal maintenance and inspection programme.
F. The VICO Lifting Authority shall ensure the condition of hired or third party equipment
before being mobilized to VICO sites. After inspection of Heavy Equipment Inspectors a
VICO sticker will indicate that the equipment is fit for purpose and well maintained.
G. Forklift trucks shall be marked with:
i. A Rated Capacity plate
ii. Colour code
iii. Unique identification number
iv. Warning signs and decals
v. All controls labelled
vi. Decal stating “Authorised Operators Only”
H. Forklift Trucks shall be fitted with:
i. A seat belt
ii. Operator protection from Dropped objects and overturning/roll over cage
iii. Flashing beacon
iv. Automatic audible device warning of reverse motion
v. Operator Horn
vi. Rear view Mirrors
vii. Hour Meters for measuring operating hours and service intervals
viii. Suitable power source Isolation
I. Forklifts used as cranes
i. Forklifts shall only be used to lift loads using lifting accessories like slings if
1. The manufactures duty chart allows this mode of operation
2. A certified device is fitted to allow the connection of lifting accessories to the
fork lift (usually a frame mounted to the forks or carriage).
3. Lifting accessories like slings or shackles will not be hung from the forks.
4. There is an approved lifting plan.
5. The operator is trained for this type of operation.
ii. Pick and carry operations with suspended loads require very careful control to
avoid the load swinging and overturning the machine.
iii. Telehandlers used as cranes should be fitted with overload warning devices.
3.5.16 Heavy Transportation using Multi Axle Trailers
A. Heavy transportation using multi axle trailers shall be considered as lifting operations
due to the ability to lift and lower heavy loads
B. Heavy transportation plans shall be developed for each operation; they are to include :
i. Method statement
ii. Risk assessment
iii. As-loaded drawing
iv. Stability calculation
v. Route survey (including ground bearing capacity
vi. Swept path analysis
vii. Lashing calculations and plan
viii. Operational contingency plan
C. Plans shall be sufficient to demonstrate the loads can be safely transported through to
point of installation at site.
D. The use of self-propelled multi axle trailers shall require the endorsement of VICO Lifting
Authority and be considered as a Category Complex Lifting operation.
E. Trailer stability should be based on a non-combined three-point suspension with a
minimum stability angle of nine (9) degrees
F. Use of Multi axle trailers is a specialist skill and shall only be authorised by personnel
experienced and knowledgeable with this type of equipment.
G. A full function test should be performed on multi axle trailers prior to any operation
commencing
H. Where nine degrees is not achievable below alternatives may be considered in
consultation with the Lifting Authority;
i. alternative hydraulic configuration ((e.g.) four point suspension)
ii. combined centre of gravity (physical connection made between the load and the
trailer)
I. Multi axle trailers may use a simple level gauge in addition to the contractors‟ monitoring
system; an example is given in the diagram below.
Figure 3: Level Gauge

3.5.17 Communications
A. Methods of communication shall be:
i. Addressed and agreed during the risk assessment and planning stages
ii. Defined and communicated during the pre-lift safety meeting
iii. Tested prior to work starting.
B. Clear line of communication shall be identified between the lift team and facility
management and plan for unexpected events, ((e.g.), general alarm sounding during a lift
or an incident within the lift area).
3.5.18 Lashing and securing loads for land transportation
A. Each lashing point used shall be visually inspected prior to use by a competent person.
B. Each item of lashing equipment shall be visually inspected prior to use by a competent
person.
C. Lashing and securing of loads for land transportation shall be fitted by a competent
person. Guidance is available within the European best Procedure in cargo securing for
road transportation.
D. For Loads above 10 metric tonnes, loads that overhang the trailer, loads with high or
unknown centre of gravity or which need additional support ((e.g.) scaffolding) shall not
be permitted without a written lashing plan. The lashing plan shall be reviewed and
authorised by the VICO Lifting Authority or Lifting engineer.
3.6 Plan
3.6.1 Lift Planning
A. Lift plans shall not make use of process pipe work to bear any load
B. No lifting operation shall be permitted without a lift plan in full compliance with this
Procedure.
C. Primary considerations when planning or executing lifting operations shall be:
i. Safety
ii. Hazard identification
iii. Risk reduction
iv. Technically accurate and acceptable solution
v. Consequences of catastrophic failure
D. Lift plans shall be developed by a competent person with input from those involved in the
operation.
E. Lift plans and accompanying risk assessments shall define:
i. How the lifting operation is performed
ii. Identification and mitigation of hazards
iii. Safe system of work to be used, including identification of:
1. necessary equipment
2. personnel
3. resources
4. controls and actions
5. access to lifting attachment points
F. Lift plans shall consider the deck or ground strength required to carry out the operation
safely.
3.6.2 Lift Plan Considerations
A. There are many lifting plan formats in use; it is not the intent of this Procedure to enforce
a standard format. The following criterion sets out the level of information that should be
considered in a lift plan, generally and specifically by environment.
Examples of Lift plans can be found in Annex 11

For mobilization and de-mobilization each rig or rigless equipment will prepare a lifting plan
for mob and de-mob with a proper lashing plan.
Above that traffic plans for heavy equipment from the existing location till the next location.
The lifting plan will be reviewed and approved by VICO Lifting Authority

B. All lift plans as a minimum should consider or identify the below where applicable:
i. Name and job title of person producing the lift plan.
ii. Site name and location of lift.
iii. Lift category.
iv. Title describing the lifting operations.
v. Load weight.
vi. Weight of lifting tackle.
vii. Load centre of gravity.
viii. Number of personnel, roles and level of supervision.
ix. Method of communication.
x. Method statement or step-by-step procedure.
xi. Lift plan drawings and additional pictures / sketches if they aid understanding
showing pick up and set down locations including slew path and direction).
xii. Lifting over live plant criteria, if applicable.
xiii. Amendments section.
xiv. Detailed safe operating limits of the lifting equipment (capacity charts or curves).
xv. Crane capacity at selected (and worse case) radius and crane utilisation
percentage.
xvi. Applicable approval, endorsement, review and authorisation names, dates and
signatures.
xvii. References to associated documentation ((e.g.), pre-lift readiness check sheet,
risk assessment, contingency plan, rescue plan, permit to work)
xviii. Consideration of the placement of lifting equipment, plus potential consequences
of catastrophic failure or unintended motion of the load or equipment, with
particular attention to areas where people congregate.
xix. Assessment to whether to use tag lines, including their hazards and limitations.
xx. Tackle list or sketch - for non-pre-slung loads including :
1. Sling Tensions
2. Bending efficiency
3. Interface between accessories and Lift points
xxi. Pad-eye / shackle interface details - for non-pre-slung loads.
xxii. Engineering calculation ((e.g.), contingencies, uncertified steelwork criteria).
xxiii. Load integrity and dropped object inspections.
xxiv. Wind / weather ((e.g.), limitations of cranes, sail area of load).
xxv. Extreme cold or heat and de-rating of equipment.
xxvi. Exclusion zone definition
xxvii. Snagging and overloading hazards
xxviii. Verify the load integrity of lift points
3.6.3 Additional Onshore Crane Lift Plan Considerations
A. In addition to the 3.6.2 above it may also be relevant to consider the following:
i. Site assessment to determine soil load-bearing capability of the site, including the
lift area and the route to the area in the case of mobile cranes.
ii. Maximum allowable ground bearing pressure calculations and load spreading
details.
iii. Proximity of outrigger or tracks to underground services
iv. Weight of hook block.
v. Position of proximity hazards ((e.g.), overhead cables, roads and areas where
people congregate).
vi. Plan view drawing detailing:
a. Pick up, set down locations, direction and path of slew/load.
b. Crane location and set up dimensions.
c. Proximity of underground services.
d. Worst case radius.
e. Outrigger position and load spreading details.
vii. Side Elevation drawing detailing:
a. Head room limitations.
b. Boom clearance.
c. Tail clearance at slew path.
d. Height of load at worst case.
B. Both side elevations and Plan drawings should be drawn to scale.
C. Drawings should provide a crane details and load break down including but not limited to
the below
i. Crane Model
ii. Crane counterweight to be used
iii. Outrigger configuration (full / partial, free on wheels)
iv. Boom Length
v. Radius
vi. Capacity at worst case radius
vii. Maximum radius at expected load
viii. Load weight
ix. Tackle weight
x. Hook block weight
xi. Total load weight
xii. Percentage of crane utilisation.
3.6.4 Additional Marine Lift Plan Considerations
A. In addition to the 3.7.4 above it may also be relevant to the following:
i. Acceptable vessel motion limits.
ii. Vessel or barge mooring plan / DP limitations
iii. Crane / vessel set up location to load.
iv. Vessel stability. (See Annex 3 – Marine Lifting for further details)
v. Communications Protocol for vessels entering the 500m zone (if applicable).
vi. Load and safety factors including but not limited to:
a. Weight contingency factors.
b. Consequence factors.
c. Hook loads.
d. Lift point and sling loads.
e. Dynamic amplification factors (DAF).
f. Skew load factors (SKL), if applicable
g. Sling and grommet safety factors.
h. Shackle safety factors.
vii. Bumper and guide details.
viii. Lift point design.
ix. Load stability.
x. Interface between floating lifting appliances and fixed structures.
xi. Critical clearances.
xii. Lift vessel ballast management including pick up and set down.
3.7 Review, Approval, Authorisation and Endorsement
A. Lift plans shall be submitted to the VICO Site Lifting Coordinator for authorisation.
B. Level of review required for authorisation shall depend on the lift category.
C. Area Authority or Drilling Site Authority shall decide if a higher level of review is to be
undertaken.
D. Site Lifting Coordinator shall manage and control the administration of approvals,
endorsements and authorisations.
Approval - signifies confirmation by a site competent person that a lifting plan is safe to
execute, it mitigates all risks and hazards, provides a safe system of work and is in
accordance with regional legislation for lifting operations.
Endorsement - signifies confirmation by a Lifting Authority or competent delegate that a
lifting plan is safe to execute, it mitigates all risks and hazards, provides a safe system of
work and is in accordance with regional legislation for lifting operations and that all required
technical support has been provided and incorporated.
Authorisation – signifies confirmation by a site lifting coordinator that the lift has been
correctly categorized and that the lifting plan has been developed correctly, that the correct
management processes have been followed during the applicable approval and endorsement
stages and has adequately considered and mitigated all personnel safety and process safety
risks.
Peer Review - signifies a high-level assurance as part of the endorsement stage and is
completed by the VICO Lifting Authority or his competent delegate. It has been designed to
provide an independent view of high-risk lifting operations.
E. Peer review shall be conducted for lifts categorised during risk assessment as equal to or
exceeding 17 of VICO risk matrix.
F. The VICO Lifting Authority shall request Peer review from the VICO engineering Authority
for all lifts considered outside the normal working parameters of a region.
G. All Category Complex lifting plans shall be endorsed by either the VICO Lifting Authority
or competent delegate who is independent from the lifting contractor or work group.
H. No Category Heavy and Complex lifting operation shall be performed until the lifting plan
is authorised by the Site Lifting Co-ordinator.
Table 3 provides an overview of the planning, review, control, approval, endorsement and
authorization requirements.
Table 3 – Plan, Review, Approval, Endorsement and Authorization

Category Approval Management and Endorsement Authorisation


Control
Of Lift Plan

Site Competent Area Authority or VICO Lifting Site Lifting


Person DRL Site Authority Authority or Coordinator
delegate

Routine lift X Management and Audit


control for seeking
Endorsement and (see note 1
Authorisation
Heavy Lift X On request by SLC X

Complex Lift X X X

Note 1 : Routine Lifts will be audited by the Site Lifting Competent Person periodically
to confirm conformance with this procedure
I. A defined level of competency shall be required for the authorisation / endorsement of
lifting plans as below:
i. Heavy Lifting - minimum VICO Site Lifting Coordinator or Lifting Coach
(Authorisation)
ii. Complex lifting - minimum VICO Lifting Authority or delegate (Endorsement)
J. Where site based personnel have not achieved the required level, then duty shall be
escalated to a suitably competent person nominated by the VICO Lifting Authority or
delegate as appropriate.
K. Site Lifting Coordinator or coach shall audit Routine and Heavy Lifting operations at least
once per week
L. Endorsement of lifting plans may require contributions from several engineering
disciplines and organisations.
3.8 Execute
A. Exclusion zone shall be established and all none essential personnel removed
B. Where Hand Signals are used, they shall be in accordance with Annex 9 of this
procedure.
C. No Lift shall be performed without one person being identified as the person in charge
(limited to Site lifting Competent Person or competent delegate or Banksman).
D. Use of Cranes in “free fall” mode shall be prohibited. VICO Lifting Authority is
authorised to grant specific exception to this prohibition, if a written request is made with
an accompanying specific Risk assessment and lift plan for the proposed activity and the
Site Lifting Competent Person or Lifting Coach concurs
E. In all cases where free fall is used, an exclusion zone shall be delineated
F. Boom shall remain stationary during free fall operations
G. Pre-Lift Safety meeting shall be conducted to assess the lift plan and to familiarise
personnel with the identified risks
H. Effective and reliable communications shall be established, especially where personnel
involved do not speak a common language.
I. During Lifting operations personnel shall position themselves so that they have an
identified escape route.
J. Lift team personnel shall correct the position of others if they move into an unsafe position
((e.g.), areas under a load, areas where they might be injured by a dropped object or a
shifting load, between loads and walls, bulkheads or other immovable surfaces).
K. The PIC shall verify:
i. Lift plan perquisite, reviews, approvals, authorisations and endorsement are in
place
ii. Valid permit is issued (if required)
iii. Personnel involved or affected by the lifting operation have been briefed
iv. Correct equipment is available as detailed within the lift plan
v. Task is accurately defined in the lift plan
vi. Mitigations and risk control measures are in place
vii. Personnel involved in the lift have the requisite level of training, competency or
supervision
viii. Personnel involved in the lift have been briefed on their roles and responsibilities
ix. Pre-lift safety meeting has been completed and recorded
x. Communication method is agreed, especially where everyone involved does not
speak a common language
xi. Lift team have and are wearing correct PPE requirements
xii. Pre-use inspection of all lifting equipment and the load, including for potential
dropped objects has been completed
xiii. Exclusion zone is established and access is restricted to essential personnel only
xiv. Route to be travelled by the load and the landing area are clear
xv. Load is free to lift
xvi. Safe access to connect the load to the lifting appliance
xvii. Load is landed and stable before disconnection of rigging or appliance
xviii. Safe access to disconnect the rigging/appliance from the load
xix. Tag lines are only used after assessment
xx. Personnel involved in the lift are instructed that anyone can “stop the job”
xxi. Load is stable and secure before disconnect lifting appliance
xxii. Exclusion zone is removed and site reinstated
xxiii. Lifting Equipment has had a post use inspection
xxiv. Lifting accessories are returned to the Rigging Loft
xxv. Lessons learnt session is conducted
L. All lifting operations in the vicinity of helipads or its flight path during helicopter operations
shall be suspended during helicopter operations, crane operators will lower booms, shut
down engines and leave the crane cab.
M. In the event of an alarm sounding, the load should be made safe, crane operators shall
shut down engines before leaving cab and mustering.
N. Cranes shall not travel with width restricted areas unless directed by a banksman.
O. No lifting equipment shall be operated in wind speeds that exceed the manufacturers
recommended limit / instructions, where the load lifted could be adversely affected by
wind speed or the likely hood of gusts, a sail area calculation will be produced and if
required impose a lower limit for that operation.
P. The positioning of mobile cranes shall take into account any factor that could affect its
safe use, this will include but is not limited to:
i. Crane ground bearing pressure imposed, soil conditions, including load
spreading, underground services or voids.
ii. Proximity hazards such as Electrical cables, roads, building or areas where
people may congregate
1. Cranes shall not be positioned within 15m + maximum boom length of any
high voltage electrical steel pylon
2. Cranes shall not be positioned within 9m + maximum boom length of any
electrical cables carried wooden poles.
3. All distances must be measured at ground level from a position estimated by
eye to be vertically below the outer most conductor at a tower or pole position
and should include an allowance for the load.
i. The effect of wind both in service and out of service
ii. The suitability of access and egress for placing / erecting the crane and removal /
dismantling after the operation is complete.
Q. In the event of a thunder / lightning storm cranes operations shall be suspended and
crane booms stowed.
R. Dismantling operations shall be classified as either returnable or non-returnable loads,
item should not be dismantled from a point above ground unless it is possible to return it
to its original position (returnable), where this is unavoidable (non-returnable) and weight
contingency allowance of 100% shall be added to the calculated weight of the load, where
it is possible to return the load and allowance of 20% shall be added if there is the
possibility of process material build up.
S. Crane used to perform tandem lifting operations shall be de-rated by a minimum of 20%
to allow for possible unintended load transfer.
Lift guidance is given in International Lifting and Rigging Hand Book as mentioned in
reference list
3.9 Monitor, Learn and Take Corrective Action
A. Each site shall monitor compliance with this Procedure, local legislation, through a robust
and rigorous assurance and self-verification system.
B. Significant lifting related incidents and accidents shall be reported to VICO Lifting
Authority allowing the Community of Practice to be briefed on learning’s to help prevent
re-occurrence. The Engineering Authority will chair this meeting.
C. All lifting related internal and external incident / accident reports and safety alerts,
supplied to VICO Lifting Authority shall be forwarded to VICO Engineering Authority for
central review and distributed with the appropriate action.
D. The VICO Lifting Authority shall establish a system that provides information on the safety
performance achieved for lifting operations within their area of responsibility building on
the KPIs identified and recorded at each site.
E. VICO Lifting Authority shall submit statistics (Assurance Report) to the VICO Engineering
Authority on a quarterly basis.
F. Everyone involved in the operation shall have the opportunity to discuss and record
applicable improvements on the lift plan.
G. Any learning points recorded on the lift plan shall be reviewed by the Site Lifting
Coordinator or Lifting Coach and where appropriate, actions taken and communicated to
all relevant personnel and the lift plan revised.
3.10 Assurance
A. VICO Lifting Authority or competent delegate shall complete a technical review of each
area at least once per year.
B. VICO Lifting Authority or competent delegate shall complete a technical reviews of each
facilities within that area to the following schedule:-
i. The maximum duration between Technical Reviewed for facilities with a
conformance score of 5 is set at 3 years
ii. The maximum duration between Technical Reviewed for facilities with a
conformance score of 4 is set at 2 years
iii. The maximum duration between Technical Reviewed for facilities with a
conformance score of below 3 is set at 1 year
C. Technical review results shall be sent to VICO Engineering Authority within 30 days of
completion.
D. Technical review results shall be analysed and published in the form of a Report with
summary and recommendations that requires follow up will be registers in VICO CAR
system.
Technical review process to be revised every year and designed to demonstrate a record of
regional improvement, against previous technical reviews, setting new goals for the following
year.
3.11 Self-Verification System
Self-verification is the completion of assessments and audits of operating performance and
management processes to assure compliance with VMS requirements and regional
legislation, driving risk reduction and performance quality.
A. VICO Area Authority shall establish a system to provide self-verification which accurately
monitors lifting contractors conformance with VMS requirements
B. Self-verification system shall include, but is not limited to:
i. Authorisation of all lift Plans (Note Routine Lift plans are sampled)
ii. Facility management, Site Lifting Co-ordinator and safety representative audits
iii. Periodic assessments of generic lifting plans
iv. Periodic self-performance audits by the lifting contractor.
v. Recording actions taken in response to lifting incidents, accidents and lessons
learned
vi. Recording all defects and remedial actions
vii. Recording of KPIs

3.12 Documentation
A. Each facility shall have the below documents available on demand at site in a language
which is understood by the site staff:
i. People
1. Competency certificates and authorisation list
ii. Plant
1. Copy of valid lifting equipment certificate or a written scheme of verification if
applicable
2. Register of lifting equipment (fixed and portable) on site, making note of its
current status, (i.e.), “In Use”, “Quarantined” or “Out of Service”
3. Appliance operating manuals and maintenance procedures.
4. Crane load / range duty charts, readily available within or next to the
operating cab / platform at all times
5. A register of Third Party lifting equipment, current valid certificates
6. Copy of original thorough examination reports by hard copy or electronic
means
3.13 Lifting Community of Practices
A. VICO Lifting Authority shall establish and attend or provide representation to the
Technical Authority Community of Practice teleconferences and Face to Face meeting.
B. VICO Lifting Authority shall develop a VICO Lifting Community of Practice to ensure that
learning’s and best Procedures are effectively communicated to every site, asset or
location where lifting operations are conducted within their area of responsibility.
3.14 Legal Requirements
A. All sites in the VICO PCS' shall operate in conformance to the LOLER Regulations and
BS7121 or Local Legislation whichever is most stringent.
If any element in this Procedure conflicts with an applicable legislative or regulatory
requirement, it is necessary to comply with that requirement. If following an element
would exceed any applicable requirement, this should be carried out as long as
compliance with those requirements is achieved.
3.14.1 Deviation from Requirements
A. Deviations shall be requested through the VICO Lifting Authority who will seek the
necessary authorization.
B. Deviation from this Procedure shall be justified through formal risk assessment, including
defining and documenting the risk reduction measures that are to be applied
3.14.2 Interpretation
Questions of interpretation should be directed in writing to the VICO Lifting Authority for this
Procedure for the purposes of clarification.
Annex 1 – Standard Usage Definitions
The following terms are used with the following meanings in this particular Procedure. An up-
to-date Glossary of Vico Management System (VMS) terms may be found at the following
VICO intranet.

Term Definition

Blind Lift A lift where at any point in time during the lifting operation the
appliance operator cannot directly see the load.

Cargo Carrying Unit (CCU) Portable unit with dedicated sling set for repeated use in the
transportation of goods or equipment handled in open seas to,
from or between fixed and / or floating installations and ships.

Carrier Generic term used to describe a device that supports people or


equipment while being lifted or lowered.(personnel transfer
capsules are designed to safely transfer people over water,
personnel carriers are not suitable for over water lifts)

Certification (certificate) An approved and legally compliant document providing written


evidence that a piece of equipment meets a required standard or
process.

Competent Person An individual who, by way of education, training, experience and


defined assessment, is knowledgeable of applicable standards,
is capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the
specific operation, is designated by the employer, and has
authority to take appropriate actions.

Component Cycle Life The amount of cycles a component has been designed to
withstand, (i.e.) light duty or heavy duty.

Crane Utilisation This the percentage of the crane capacity as per the load
chart/curve used considering the maximum load to be lifted
including any factors or contingencies applicable.

Defect Fault or weakness in equipment, or any of its components, which


could arise during the manufacture, construction, installation, or
use.

Determinate Lift A lift where the slinging arrangement is such that the sling loads
are statically determinate (calculable), and are not significantly
affected by minor differences in sling length or elasticity.

Dynamic Amplification Factor The factor by which the gross load weight is multiplied, to
(DAF) account for accelerations and impacts during the lifting operation.

Effectively Locked Out A system which prevents inadvertent activation during operation.

Excavator Means a powered machine for digging earth, gravel, sand, etc.,
e.g. JCB, or caterpillar.

Exclusion Zone A delineated area of controlled access

Fragile The integrity of the load is unknown (demolition), weak, could be


damaged using normal lifting Procedures (e.g. crushing) or load
is subject to restrictions due to its construction. (sling angles,
sling positions (etc.))

Free fall Capability A means of releasing the hoist brake completely to lower the load
or hooks, with gravity and inertia allowing the load or hook to
descend. Free fall is uncontrolled lowering, as opposed to
controlled load lowering where the operator uses the machine
gearing or a hydraulic means of control.
Heavy Lift Means any Lift that is above the normal weight or complexity
performed by the region or above 10 Tonnes in weight.

Heavy Lift Crane Assembled on Means any Lifting Appliance which requires an assist crane
Site during assemble/erection on site or any crane using super lift.
(excluding fly jib installation or counterweight).

Heavy Lift Vessel Means a vessel or barge crane which is used to lift a load onto a
an offshore facility.

Impact Factor An additional factor of safety considered during the design of


lifting attachments.

Major Lift Means all lifts where one of the below applies
1 Risk rating equal to or above 17 as per VICO risk matrix
2, Risk action plan calls for independent assurance
3 Is considered more complex or larger than the region/division
normally performs

Marine Lift Marine Lift is any Lift preformed from a vessel.

Task Risk Assessment (TRA) Process used to identify, analyse and record the steps involved
in performing a specific job, the existing or potential health,
safety and environmental hazards and risks associated with each
step, and the recommended action(s) / procedure(s) that
mitigates or reduces the identified hazards and risks.

Lifting Accessories Any device that is used or designed to be used directly or


indirectly to connect a load to a lifting appliance and which does
not form part of the load, e.g. slings, hooks and fittings, swivels,
hoist rings, turnbuckles, sheave blocks, wedge sockets, lifting
harnesses, shackles, eye-bolts, rigging screws, plate clamps,
spreader beams, drill pipe and casing elevators.

Lifting Appliance Any mechanical device capable of raising or lowering a load, e.g.
cranes, jacks, , pad eyes, forklift trucks, SPMTs, powered hoists,
manual hoists, lever hoists, beam trolleys, beam clamps, sheave
blocks, winches, runway beams, mono-rail hoists, etc.

Lifting Equipment Includes lifting appliances (equipment performing the lifting) and
lifting accessories (devices that connect the load to the lifting
appliance).

Lifting Operation An operation concerned with the Moving, lifting or lowering of a


load.

Lifting Authority Refers to VMS - Entity VICO Lifting Authority.

Load Chart Diagram or table showing the rated capacity relative to the
radius, environmental conditions, out of plane influences and
type of operation.

Load bearing pressure Load when placed on deck/ground could exceed the strength of
the Deck, ground or Structure supporting it, or requires the use of
load spreading to reduce load to below deck strength or
maximum allowable Ground bearing pressure

Long Term Rental Defined as a period of rental of over two months or repeat visits
(more than six periods of 1 week) to a site over a period of in
excess of one year

Lifting Personnel Refers to the raising or lowering of personnel using lifting


equipment.

Person in Charge Person with the applicable competency level, who is required to
take responsibility for a lifting operation.
Pre lift Safety Meeting See Tool Box Talk below

Pre-use Inspection A visual check and, where necessary, a function check of the
lifting equipment by a competent person before each use

Proximity Hazards Means - Overhead Power Cable, Public Roads, Railways etc.

Push Pull Means the movement of a load using conventional lifting


equipment or accessories, however failure of lifting equipment or
accessories would mean that the load would remain stationary. If
failure would cause the load to move either up or down a slope
then it would be considered a lifting operation and not a push pull
operation.

Pulling operation Means any operation where conventional lifting equipment is


used to move a load horizontally, including winches, skates,
slings, shackles. Tractor and trailer (Driving) operations are
excluded.

Safe Working Load (SWL) The maximum load (as determined by a competent person) that
an item of lifting equipment or system may raise, lower or in a
given configuration or environmental condition (see WLL below)
.
Stability Angle The Stability angle is defined as the maximum angle the
transportation could lean before becoming unstable when on
level ground, Stability angle is considered as either through
limitations on tipping or strength.

Statically determinate/ A statically determinate lift is defined as rigging which has


indeterminate sufficient flexibility to ensure all slings will be loaded equally. An
indeterminate load is where four or more slings are used and the
load share between slings cannot be determined due to factors
such as varying sling lengths or stretch.

Sufficiently Independent Free from influence, either commercial or authority from the
contractor executing the work.

Tag Lines Rope attached to loads to aid in their orientation during lifting.

Technical Input The Site Lifting Competent person requires assistance/


verification from an Engineer to confirm or determine the
suitability of the lift plan.

Thorough Examination An assessment carried out by a sufficiently independent


competent person (Lifting Equipment Inspector) using visual
inspection, measurement and non-destructive testing to detect
defects or weaknesses in order to assess their importance in
relation to the safety and continued use of the lifting equipment.
This may also include testing where deemed appropriate by the
competent person.

Toolbox Talk (pre Lift Safety Short, daily discussions or presentations, focused on task-
Meeting) specific topics and provides an opportunity for supervisor to
emphasise the importance of particular issues or procedures,
and for personnel to ask questions or make comments.

Uncertified Steelwork Any item used for suspending or supporting a lifting appliance
that does not have a valid test certificate or supporting
calculations.

Utilisation Means the percentage of crane capacity used against the rated
capacity from the capacity chart for the given configuration and
radius.
Weight and Centre of Gravity Defined, documented system, in accordance with current
Control industry Procedures, in order to derive correct loads for the
design of rigging and lift points.

Working Load Limit (WLL) Maximum load that an lifting equipment is designed to raise
lower or suspend. The WLL does not account for particular
service conditions which may affect the final rating of the
equipment.
Annex 2 – Onshore Lifting
Annex 3 – Marine Lifting
Marine Lifting operations are subject to the below categorization.
Lift Categorization Flow Chart Marine Lifting /Lifting in Air
Vessel Stability
A. Vessel stability shall be taken into consideration for all Marine Lifting Operations. The
effects of raising loads from the deck and landing them elsewhere may affect the
vessel’s motion, trim, heel and stability, depending on the weight of the load in relation
to the size of the vessel and the height and position of the boom head in relation to the
centre of gravity of the vessel. This can be of note for even relatively small loads,
increasing in significance for heavy lift operations.
B. If the lift is transferred to another floating unit the effects can be further complicated. Lift
plans shall include proper consideration of effects on and from the stability of the
vessel(s).
C. In addition due consideration shall be given to any effect on the lifting equipment due to
changes in the stability of vessels.
Annex 4 – Lifting in DRL and WWI Onshore Operations
This Annex includes additional information regarding DRL and WWI Lifting.

The use of permanently installed drilling equipment (e.g. the draw works, bridge racker and
iron roughneck) is already covered in existing drilling documents; their competence and
management controls are excluded from this document.
Roles and Responsibilities
A. The roles and responsibilities and competencies for Drilling lifting shall be in accordance
with section 3.3.1 with the below personnel taking the role of
Article I. VICO Area Authority shall mean VICO Well Site Company man
Article II. Site Lifting Competent Person shall mean Senior Tool Pusher or Competent
Delegate.
Article III. Banksman / person in charge shall mean Driller or Assistant Driller
Article IV. Slinger (Load Handler) shall mean Roughneck.
Annex 5 – VICO and Contractors Competency

VICO Staff and Agency (Assurance and Self


Verification only Bench mark Competency

Role Category of Operation Level of Competency

VICO Lifting Authority All categories Relevant Engineering degree,


Lifting Engineer (LA delegate)
Certificate Slinging and Banks
man ,
LOHLER training certificate

VICO Lifting Coordinator Category 1 & 2(independent) Certificate Slinging and Banks
Category 3 (with man ,
endorsement)

VICO HSE Representative Self-Verification Only Certificate Slinging and Banks


man

VICO Area Authority Self-Verification Only Certificate Slinging and Banks


man ,
LOHLER training certificate

Line / Contractor Bench Mark Competency


Note :- After base line assessment and risk assessment, existing Lifting personnel may be
permitted to undertake a competency/development scheme, a temporary dispensation may be
granted from the demands of Annex 7, to allow training to be completed by the VICO Lifting
Authority or assigned lifting Coaches, however this will be strictly limited to a defined time
period and duties and responsibilities may be limited until full competency is reached.

Nationally Recognised Units of Competency / Qualifications that are equivalent to the below International Competency
shall be assessed prior to acceptance by the VICO Lifting Authority,
(E.G) Australian CPC Scheme.

Role Category of Operation Level of Competency

Site Lifting All Categories OPITO slinging and banksman certificate


Competent Person
Plus
VICO internal assessment by lifting coaches.

Rigger All Categories OPITO Stage 3 Rigger

Banksman All Categories OPITO Stage 3 Banksman /Slinger

Slinger / Signaller Category 1 crane lifts Working towards


unsupervised. All others
under direct supervision OPITO Stage 2 Banksman Slinger

Powered Lifting All Categories Equipment familiarisation / induction / assessment


Equipment and OPITO Stage 2 Rigger/banksman
Operator ((i.e.)
winches and air
hoists)

Onshore Crane All Categories Equipment familiarisation / induction / assessment


Operator
and Licensed by Local Authority

Technician Category 1 lifts OPITO – Combined Banksman Slinger & Rigging.


unsupervised. All others
under direct supervision

Fork-lift Operator Fork lift Licensed certificate forklift operator and DDT training VICO

Rigging Loft Controller N/A Pre Use Equipment Inspection Courses (applicable to the equipment held
in Rigging Loft. VICO internally.
And
OPITO Rigging certificate

Loose Lifting Equipment N/A Recognised by Local Government Authority


Inspector

Lifting Equipment Inspector N/A Recognised by Local Government Authority


Annex 6 – Risk Assessment.
This Annex includes examples of potential hazards to be assessed

Element Potential Hazard

People Personnel under suspended load


Incorrect training and low competence.
Personnel fitness.
Insufficient number of personnel.
Unsafe positioning.
Non-compliance with the lift plan, control of work and company Procedures.
Reduced concentration levels.

Organisation Low competence in planning and performing the lift.


Lack of organisational capability to manage lift.
Inadequate interfaces and co-ordination.
Insufficient lift management.
Incorrect instructions.

Control Insufficient supervision.


Lack of clarity as to who is in charge.
Ineffective communication: visual, verbal, radio back-up systems.
Risk from not having a common language.
Incorrect approval, endorsement and authorisation.
Ineffective / incorrect or break down in communications.
Tag line (incorrect use)

Planning Insufficient planning, hazard identification and risk assessment.


Incorrect data used for plans.
Confused instructions, wrong revision of plan or incomplete plan.
Non-returnable lifts.

Load Unexpected load movement at initial lift


Unexpectedly heavier or lighter.
Instability.
Lifting point failure.
Structural integrity failure.
Excessive load movement during travel and landing.
Sharp edges.
Dropped / deflected objects.
Motion cause by wind due to sail area.
Means of attaching / detaching rigging
Nature of load (Hazardous / dangerous substances/Personnel

Equipment Insufficient maintenance.


Incorrect installation / connection.
Overload and failure.
Impacting with other equipment.
Element Potential Hazard
Uncertified equipment.
Inadequate or inoperative safety devices.
Overturning.
Proximity Hazards.
Clashes (with other equipment or structures).

Changes in Unexpected increase or reduction in the load (e.g. flooding, Load transfer,
Load splash zone).
Dynamic loading.
Snagging / impingement.
Changes to centre of gravity/ centre of buoyancy.
Cargo shift in a container./ liquid movement/ free surface of liquid.
Inertia effects in long loads.

Working Poor visibility.


Environment
Plan susceptible to environment (high wind speed /high sea state / vessel
movement / currents / tides / extreme heat or cold).
Site conditions
Adjacent structures.
Overhead cables.
Ground collapse.
Underground services.
Equipment stability.
Live plant / process safety
Proximity Hazards, Public roads, walk ways etc.
Blind lifts.
Weather window, such as wave height and vessel motion.
Time restrictions – tide.
Deterioration in the condition of lifting accessories.
Working at height
Congested area / confined space
Annex 7 – Hand Signals

Annex 8 – Suitability of Cranes for Personnel Lifting and Personnel


Transfers
This Annex includes a checklist of minimum information regarding the suitability of cranes.
No. Checklist Yes No

1 Has it been established that no other viable option of carrying out


the work is available?

2 Are all the necessary certificates for the crane, crane wire ropes,
slings and other associated equipment current?

3 Has the crane and associated equipment been thoroughly


inspected by a Competent Person within the last 6 months?

4 Is the crane in good condition, regularly inspected, maintained


and are records kept to substantiate this?

5 Are all the safety features and systems working properly e.g.
Rated Capacity Indicators, overhoist limiters, etc.?

6 In the event of a complete power failure, does the crane maintain


the load in a safe condition e.g. do the brakes fail to the applied
position?

7 Are the brakes applied progressively e.g. to avoid shock or


snatch loading?

8 In the event of a complete power failure, can the load be lowered


manually to a position where the personnel can be recovered
safely, or is self-rescue equipment available?

9 In the event of a primary brake or transmission system failure, is


the load be prevented from free-falling e.g. is there a secondary
braking system or does the transmission system have hydraulic
retardation to prevent this?

10 Is the crane fitted with an emergency stop, which is located for


immediate operation by the crane operator? (except North
American Regions)

11 Is the crane so designed that inadvertent freefall is prevented


when the drive train is in motion or the hook is loaded?

12 Is the crane certified for Personnel lifting and clearly marked as


“Suitable for Personnel Lifting” (Note certificate 6 monthly)

If the answer to all of the questions overleaf is Yes, the crane is suitable for lifting of personnel
and should be marked accordingly.

If the answer to any of the questions overleaf is No, the crane is not suitable for lifting of
personnel and shall be marked accordingly.
Personnel Lifting / Personnel Transfer Date:

All persons involved in the Personnel Lifting operation shall be involved in the completion of the checklist YES NO

1 Have the reasons for personnel lifting and job objectives been adequately explained to you?

2 Have you reviewed the Risk Assessment and the Specific Plan / Procedure for personnel Lifting?

3 Are the current environmental conditions suitable for performing the activities?

4 Have you attended a toolbox talk with all the people involved?

5 Have you created / reviewed the rescue plan and examined the associated equipment?

6 Is the relevant Permit to Work in place?

7 Have all control measures been implemented?

8 Have all other planned activities that may interfere with Personnel Lifting been stopped?

9 Have 'DO NOT USE' warning signs been placed on any other machinery which may interfere with /
compromise the safety of the operation (machinery isolated if possible)?

10 If 'over the side' working is possible has a standby boat been notified?

11 Have the radios been checked and tested, using a dedicated channel?

12 Is the rider wearing a helmet chinstrap?

13 Is the Crane marked Suitable for Personnel Lifting and is the crane certification in date?

14 Is the Crane Operator aware that they shall not leave the crane while the person is being lifted.

15 Is a 2nd Crane Driver available in the event of illness ?

16 Are the loose items tied off to the harness / rider securely?

17 Is the landing areas clear of obstructions and marked ?

18 Is the carrier marked with SWL / number of people “suitable for Personnel Lifting”

19 Is the carrier floor non slip ?

20 When transfers over water, is the carrier fitted with floatation ?

You shall answer „YES‟ to all the above and / or qualify any „NO‟ answer before commencing with a man-riding or personnel
transfer operation.

Comments:

Signature: Company: Date:


Man-Riding Checklist

No. Checklist Yes

1 High efficiency gearing

2 Dual automatic brakes / independent secondary braking


system, which fail to safe, if power is lost

3 Drum guard

4 Spooling device

5 Slack wire detector / shut off mechanism

6 Overload protection, which limits the maximum line pull

7 Control or remote control with emergency stop button

8 Upper and lower travel limit switches

9 An emergency lowering / raising facility

10 Snatch / sheave block with suitable D/d ratio and factor


of safety for man-riding

11 A wire rope termination complying with current industry


standards
Annex 9 – Man-Riding Hand Signals
This Annex includes examples regarding man-riding hand signals and checklist.
Man-Riding Task: Date:

All persons involved in the man-riding operation shall be involved in the completion of the YES NO
checklist

1 Have the reasons for personnel lifting and job objectives been adequately explained to you?

2 Have you reviewed the Risk Assessment and the Specific Plan / Procedure for man-riding?

3 Are the current environmental conditions suitable for performing man-riding activities?

4 Have you attended a toolbox talk with all the people involved?

5 Have you created / reviewed the rescue plan and examined the associated equipment?

6 Is the relevant Permit to Work in place?

7 Have all control measures been implemented?

8 Have all other planned activities that may interfere with man-riding been stopped?

9 Have 'DO NOT USE' warning signs been placed on any other machinery which may
interfere with / compromise the safety of the operation (machinery isolated if possible)?

10 If 'over the side' working is possible has a standby boat been notified?

11 Have the hand signals for RAISE, STOP and LOWER been agreed by all involved?

12 Has the winch operator agreed the principle of 'NO SIGNAL = NO MOVEMENT'?

13 If using Radios - have the RAISE, STOP and LOWER commands been agreed with by all
involved?

14 Have the radios been checked and tested, using a dedicated channel?

15 Is the harness, Karabiner / shackle and winch rope certification in date, clean and all in good
condition?

16 Has the harness been adjusted properly, and is the rider wearing a helmet chinstrap?

17 Is the winch line connected directly to the harness? ((i.e.) no swivels or hooks)

18 Is the winch marked 'MAN-RIDING WINCH' and is the winch certification in date?

19 Is the winch wire in good condition, and spooled correctly? (min 5 turns on drum,)

20 Where possible, have obstructions to vertical travel been removed or tied back?

21 Are the manual / automatic brakes operating correctly?

22 Is the control lever clearly marked, and does it return to neutral on release?

23 Has the emergency stop facility been tested?

24 Has the load limiter been tested?

25 If a fall arrestor (inertia reel) is to be used, has it been tested before use, and does it have a
separate means of connection to the harness? (Note: safety hooks shall not be permitted)
Man-Riding Task: Date:

26 Is the Winch Operator aware that they shall not leave the winch while the person is man-
riding?

27 Are the hand tools of sufficient size for easy handling?

28 Are the hand tools tied off to the harness / rider securely?

29 Have the rider's pockets been emptied of loose articles (especially money and other small
metal objects)?

You shall answer „YES‟ to all the above and / or qualify any „NO‟ answer before commencing with a
man-riding or personnel transfer operation.

Comments:

Signature: Company: Date:


Annex 10 – Acronyms and Symbols

AWP Aerial Work Platforms

BS British Standard

COW Control of Work

CPCS Construction Plant Competence Scheme

CCU Cargo Carrying Unit

DAF Dynamic Amplification Factor

DNV Det Norske Veritas

DP Dynamic Positioning

DROPS Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme

DVD Digital Versatile Disk

D&C Drilling and Completions

EAL EMTA Awards Limited

ECITB Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

EN Euro Norms

E&P Exploration & Production

FMEA Failure Mode Effect Analysis

GBP Ground Bearing Pressure

HSE Health, Safety and Environment

ISO International Standards Organization

LCP LOLER Competent Person

LEEA Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

LOLER Lift Operations and lifting equipment regulations

LTA Lifting Authority

MEWP Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

MGW Maximum Gross Weight

OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

FT Field Transport

OPITO Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization


PIC Person In Charge

PPE Personal Protective Equipment

PTC Personnel Transfer Capsules

PUWER Provision and use of work equipment regulations

RCI Rated Capacity Indicator

RCL Rated Capacity Limiter

ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle

SKL Skew Load

SLCP Site Lifting Competent Person

SPMT Self-Propelled Modular Trailers

SWL Safe Working Load

S&OR Safety & Operational Risk

TRA Task Risk Assessment

UDP Upstream Defined Procedure

UG Upstream Guide

WLL Working Load Limit

VMS Vico Management System

PSL Production Sharing Contract

DRL Drilling

WWI Well Workover and Intervention

SCM Procurement and Asset (SCM)

OSD Operation Support Department

CAR Corrective Action Recommendation

OID Operation Integrity

MOC Management of Change

PPE Personnel Protective Equipment

VOP VICO Operation Procedure


Annex 11 – Lifting Plan Example (Template)
The Following pages contact sample Lift plan formats for onshore and offshore operation

ONSHORE LIFT PLAN

1. LIFT PLAN DETAILS

Lift Plan Title:

Site Name: Lift Plan No:

Description of Lifting
Operation:

Site Visit conducted for lift: Yes/No


Location:
Date Visited:

Name of Author: Plan Revision No:

Job Title: Date Created:

2. LIFT PLAN CONTENT REVIEW LOG: (Review of technical content and accuracy)

Review Date Details of Change Completed


Letter
Yes / No

3. REVIEW, APPROVAL, AND AUTHORISATION LOG

Approval Review & Endorsement Authorisation


Category
Area manager or DRL Site
Site Competent Person LTA or Delegate
Authority

Name:

Category Signature:
Periodic Auditing Periodic Auditing
1
Date:

Name: *Name: Name:

Category Signature: *Signature: Signature:

2
Date: *Date: Date:
Name: Name: Name:

Category Signature: Signature: Signature:

3
Date: Date: Date:

Guidance: * To be completed if requested by the SLC


Acronyms: SCP – Site Competent Person, SLC – Site Lifting Co-ordinator, LTA – Lifting Authority

4. LIFT CATEGORISATION FLOW CHART – ONSHORE

Start at the top of the chart: Answer ALL THE QUESTIONS. The first question that is answered “YES” will
identify the category in the right hand column.

Tick YES if the statement is true or correct. Tick NO if incorrect or false. NO YES CATEGORY

Does the lift use a Heavy Lift Crane, which is assembled on site? (See standard definition,
1
Annex 1).

2 Is the mobile crane utilisation above 80%?

3 Does the lift involve lifting of personnel?

4 Does the lift require additional technical input?

5 Does the lift have limited boom clearance? (i.e., less then 1 metre or 3.3 feet).

6 Could the lift be affected by proximity hazards? (Public road, overhead power cables, etc.).

Will the load be lifted directly over or in close proximity to live plant? (With a crane utilisation
7
equal to or exceeding 70%).

8 Does the crane (mobile, crawler, excavator) have to travel or track with a suspended load?
3
Is this a tandem/multiple crane lift or is the load to be lifted, upended or rotated by two or
9
more powered lifting devices (excluding cross haul by two air hoists)?

Is the Fixed lifting system (overhead crane, runway beam, or davit, etc.) utilisation above
10
95%?

11 Is the load extremely valuable or irreplaceable? (See standard definitions Annex 1).

12 Is the lift non-returnable or classed as demolition?

Will the consequences of failure of equipment or procedure be significant for the asset
13
(process safety risk)?

Are the lift characteristics unusual (heavier, more complex then normally performed by this
14
asset)?

Is the load to be lifted or cross hauled or restrained using two or more non-powered lifting
15
appliance without 100% redundancy?
Is the load to be lifted or cross hauled or restrained using two or more non-powered lifting
16
appliance with 100% redundancy?

Does the load have a C of G above the lifting points or a high C of G or the potential to
17
become unstable?

Will the load be lifted directly over or in close proximity to live plant? (With a crane utilisation
18
below 70%).

19 Is the lift blind or conducted within a confined space or trench or excavation?

Does the load have an offset C of G without special slings to compensate or is it an awkward
20
shape or have a large sail area? 2

Is the load fragile or is its integrity uncertain or is it difficult to sling? (See standard definitions
21
Annex 1).

22 Are slings to be used at an angle of below 60 degrees from the horizontal?

23 Can the load ground bearing pressures exceed the site maximum allowable GBP?

24 Is the lift in an area with restricted head room for the lifting appliance?

Will fixed, temporary installed, powered lifting appliances be used (not air/electric chain
25
hoists)? Will excavators, fork lift trucks or telehandlers be used to lift slung loads?

None of the above applies to this lift, the load is pre-slung or very easy to sling, with no extreme
26 factors that complicate the operation. The team is experienced and have performed a similar lift 1
recently.

Category of Lifting Operation: (Please Tick)

Category 1: Category 2: Category 3:

5. DESCRIPTION OF LOAD:

Load Weight: kg Dimensions: L x H x W (metric):

Rigging Weight: kg No. of Lift Points:

Hook Block Weight: Kg Duty chart Attached : Yes / No

Total Weight to be Lifted: LW + RW + HW kg Offset Centre of Gravity: Yes / No


= TW

6. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF RIGGING Item SWL / WLL Unit mass Total mass
EQUIPMENT Quantity [kg] [kg] [kg]
7. UNCERTIFIED STEELWORK / LOAD BEARING SCAFFOLDING:

Uncertified Steelwork / Load Bearing Scaffolding required, if so, are detailed design
calculations attached? YES / NO

Guidance: Any item used for suspending or supporting a lifting appliance that does not have a valid certificate or supporting calculations.

8. CRANE(S):

Type(s) / Model(s) – Mobile, Truck-mounted (Hiab) ?

Identification Number(s):

Boom Length:

Outrigger Spread:

Crane(s) Capacity at Maximum Operating Radius:


(metric)

Maximum Required Radius: (metric)

Hook Block Weight: if applicable (metric)

All equipment certificates available and reviewed (see Note 1): YES / NO

Crane percentage utilization: (Total Load lifted ÷ Capacity at Maximum Radius) x 100 %

Guidance:
Note 1: If the certificates are not available, the job cannot proceed.
Note 2: If the hook block weight is applicable, this shall be added to the weight of the load.
Note 3: If crane percentage utilisation is calculated as 80% or above the category will change to a category 3 lift.

9. SELF-PROPELLED MODULAR TRANSPORTER: (SPMT) (if applicable)

Identification: Route Survey / Swept Path Analysis:

Type / Model: Lashing Calculation:

Stability Calculation: Operational Contingency Plan:

10. GROUND: (SPMT / CRANE)

Gross Weight Underground Services / Voids:

Load Spreading: Size of Area of Qty Environmental Effect, e.g. waterlog


Mats mats of
(M x M) (M2) Mats.

Actual Size of Load Mats to


be used : (E.g 2m x 3m)

Applied Bearing Pressure: Allowable Ground Bearing Pressure:


11. ROUTE TO BE TRAVELLED:

Pickup Location: Landing Area:

Direction of Rotation Obstructions (List all


(ClockWise or Anti-CW): in path of lift):

Weather conditions been Maximum Height of


considered? YES / NO Lift (metric):

Is there lifting over live If YES for lifting over live plant, has a
plant: YES / NO Level II RA performed: YES / NO / N/A

Barriers in place / PA Is Banksman visible to Crane


announcement made: Operator: YES / NO / N/A

Capacity of Landing Area Communication Type:


(metric): (as per BS 7121)

12. SIMULTANEOUS OPERATIONS: (SIMOPS)

SIMOPS: YES / NO If yes, are controls applied? WCC No.

13. MANPOWER: (Numbers of personnel required to conduct the lifting operation)

Supervisor: Crane Banksman: Rigger(s) / Slinger(s):


Operator(s):

Position? Stage Level(s): Trained? Level(s): (1, 2, 3)


(1, 2, 3)

14. CONSIDERATIONS:

GUIDANCE: All lifting Operations required the following to be considered, but this is not Exhaustive.

1. Weight, size, shape, certification, and centre of 10. Overturning, load integrity, need for taglines
gravity of load
11. Environmental conditions, including weather
2. Method of slinging, attaching, detaching the load
12. Experience, competence, and training of personnel
3. Availability of approved lifting points on load
13. Number of personnel required to perform task
4. Pre-use equipment checks by operator
14. Communication requirements
5. Proximity hazards, obstructions, lay-down area, and
15. Low head room or confined space
path of load
16. Availability of certified lifting points on load
6. Conflicting tasks undertaken in area (SIMOPS)
17. Ground support conditions adequate for crane and
7. Safe access to equipment
load
8. Working under suspended loads
18. Clearly defined responsibilities
9. Radius of crane and angle of boom
19. Mandatory trial lift
15. METHOD STATEMENT: (STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE)

1. Develop, review, and accept Permit-to-Work for lifting operation.

2. Barrier off or police area where lifting operation shall occur as required.

3. Make announcement on public address system prior to commencing lift.

4. Conduct toolbox conversation.

5. Select and conduct pre-use inspection on all rigging equipment to be used in operation.

6. Attach all rigging equipment to the lifting points as per Sketch and material list.

7. INSERT YOUR METHOD STATEMENT HERE!

8.

9.

10.

11. Return all rigging equipment to storage.

12. Perform house keeping where lifting operation has occurred.

13. Remove barriers

14. Close permit upon completion of lifting operation.

15. Ensure Completion of debrief, comments and lessons learnt section at end of plan.

Guidance: Always bear in mind that the lifting plan could well be used by someone else and therefore needs all the relevant
steps to be recorded.
16. SKETCH / DRAWING: (Reference drawing number if attached separately)
17. GENERAL NOTES:

1. Pre-use inspection of all equipment and lifting devices shall be done on site.
2. Extreme care shall be exercised throughout the lifting operation to ensure safety to personnel, plant,
environment, and equipment.
3. If for any reason conversation ceases between the Crane Operator and Banksman, all operations shall cease
until re-established.
4. Riggers have the responsibility of ensuring that the correct rating and colour coded lifting and rigging
equipment shall be used for all lifting and rigging operations.
5. Banksman shall always wear high visibility vests during all lifting and rigging operations.
6. If load is not visible to the crane operator (blind lifts) there shall be the use of two (2) or more Banksmen and
consideration should be given to communication breakdown during blind lifting.

18. FINAL CHECKS BEFORE LIFTING:

All lifting appliances / accessories certificates are in place: YES / NO

Pre-use inspection of lifting equipment conducted: YES / NO

Toolbox conversation completed: YES / NO

Crane daily checklist completed (if applicable): YES / NO

Working at height, PPE, Rescue plan in place (if required by ISSOW): YES / NO

Load check for loose or dropped objects: YES / NO

Wind Speed below that of 15 knots: YES / NO

Current ground conditions assessed (this shall be conducted daily if duration of


lifting operation exceeds one day): YES / NO

Detail “Hands Safe” Method to be used ?

Guidance: If tag lines are required, its use shall be covered in the Risk Assessment.

19. DEBRIEF / LESSONS LEARNT:

Once the lift has been safely completed, please note any problems encountered and how they were overcome, also any
suggestions for doing the lift more efficiently / safely in the future.
Annex 12 – References

Document Controller Document Management – Controlled Docs


COW audit Spreadsheet that can be used as audit tool for VICO SS lifting

Hand Books and EAL International Rigging and Lifting Handbook


Guidance document
EAL North American Rigging and Lifting Handbook

International Association of Oil & Gas


Producers (OGP) Lifting & Hoisting Safety Recommended
Procedure 376: http://www.ogp.org.uk/pubs/376.pdf

UK00A Guidelines for Safe packing and handling of cargo to


and from offshore locations
http://info.ogp.org.uk/liftingandhoisting/RPR/OilAndGasUKPack
ing.pdf

European best Procedure in cargo securing for road transport


http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/vehicles/doc/cargo_s
ecuring_guidelines_en.pdf

VICO Technical Procedures:


http://etplib.bpweb.bp.com/sitePreferences.jsp?show_news=Y
&news_id=0900a866803fc1dc&show_msg=true

ASME B30 Series: http://www.asme.org

American Petroleum Institute - API Spec-2C, RP-2D


http://api-ep.api.org

IADC Crane Training Resource Guide


http://www.iadc.org/iadc-committees/iadc-training-
committee/training-resources/

Code of Procedure for safe use of cranes - Part 3: Mobile


Cranes BS7121-3-2000

British Standards Index - http://www.bconline.techindex.co.uk/


Health and Safety Executive - http://www.hse.gov.uk

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998


(LOLER): http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l113.pdf

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association:


http://www.leea.co.uk

Code of Procedure (HSG6), Safety in Working with Lift Trucks


http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg6.htm

AMSE B56.1-69 Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks.


http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p
_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&p_id=17849

Government of RI Regulations
o Act of Republic Indonesia No. 1 Year 1970 on Industrial Safety - Chapter III
(Safety requirement) – Article 3.
o Minister of Manpower RI Regulation No. PER.05/MEN/1985 concerning
Carrier and Lifting Equipment.
o Minister of Mining and Energy Regulation No. 07P/075/M.PE/1991 Year 1991
concerning Certification for Technician of Oil & Gas and Geothermal
operation
o Directorate General of Oil and Gas Regulation No. 01 K/03/D.DJM/94 Year
1994 concerning Methods and Requirement for Lifting Equipment Operator
Certification.